, (Canada) November , (U.S.) |date=October , (Canada) November , (U.S.) }} Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a traditional North American holiday, which is a form of harvest festival. The date and whereabouts of the first Thanksgiving celebration is a topic of modest contention, though the earliest attested Thanksgiving celebration was on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida. Despite any scholarly research to the contrary, however, the traditional "first Thanksgiving" presented by Chief Massasoit is venerated as having occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621.

Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.


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In Grenada there is a national holiday of Thanksgiving Day on 25 October. It is unrelated to holidays in Canada and the United States even though it bears the same name. It marks the anniversary of the US-led invasion of the island in 1983 in response to the deposition and execution of Grenadan Prime Minister Maurice Bishop.


Ohenton Kariwatehkwen (The Thanksgiving Address)

The Thanksgiving Address is a process that has gone on for thousands of years. It is an oral tradition that gets passed down from generation to generation which still goes on to this day. The Thanksgiving Address is called the (Ohenton Kariwatekhwen) O-Honn-Doo Ga-Re-Wa-Deh-Gwonh. In the (Kanien'Keha:ka) Ga-Kneeu'-Gay-Haa language this means the words that come before all else.

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