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Sep 17th

The evolution of Thanksgiving Day

The first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, to commemorate the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony after a harsh winter.

According to infoplease.com, in that year Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving. The colonists celebrated it as a traditional English harvest feast, to which they invited the local Wampanoag Indians.

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Last Updated ( November 23, 2011 )  

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