The Origin of Thanksgiving

Vivien Hajdu

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Thanksgiving means showing appreciation for the little things in life. Thanksgiving resembles the expression of gratitude, and value for others. Showing the littlest bit of love to someone can completely change their attitude and could inspire them to do the same thing for others.
In North America, Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621, and is held in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November.
President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day in the middle of the American Civil War. Since 1863, Thanksgiving has been observed annually in the United states. Prior to the civil war, this holiday is held every year on the 25th of November.
A traditional Thanksgiving meal, originally created by the natives, in the American home consists of potatoes, corn, green beans, rolls, and to top it all off a centerpiece of turkey for everyone to enjoy. The tradition of eating turkey and other festive foods have been a tradition for many years and will continue to be for years to come.
Thanksgiving is a special opportunity to give thanks to people who you love, and show thanks to people who may not receive love.