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The first Thanksgiving was held in early autumn of 1621 at Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts. The 53 colonists who had survived harsh conditions celebrated with what they called a harvest festival. Over 90 Indians wer... More »

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The origins of the traditional Thanksgiving narrative of pilgrims and Native Americans meeting for a meal in Plymouth Colony can be traced back to the fall of 1621. However, It is difficult to pinpoint an exact date for ... More »

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The National Day of Prayer shares a common origin with Thanksgiving Day. In the British colonies, there were two special thanksgiving occasions in late fall and spring. The first national prayer occasion was observed in ... More »

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The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621. The meal was a celebration of the Pilgrim's first harvest, and it was shared with the Wampanoag native Americans. More »

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The event that's most popularly thought of as the first American Thanksgiving took place in the area now known as Massachusetts, and the attendees dined on locally available foods such as corn, venison and seafood. If tu... More »

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One fun fact about Thanksgiving is that the first Thanksgiving was a three-day celebration. Edward Winslow, one of the people who attended the first Thanksgiving, documented that foods such as corn, barley, turkey and ve... More »

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While it is impossible to know the exact number of deaths due to poor record keeping, it is estimated that 69 people either died, discharged, or deserted during the First Fleet's voyage from Portsmouth to Sydney Cove. Of... More »

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