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Happy Thanksgiving Day!

26/11/2020 By News Comments Off

Thanksgiving Day, annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year.

In the US, Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated on Thursday, November 28.

Thanksgiving Day goes back to the time when Europeans travelled over to start new lives in America.

In 1621 a group of Europeans, who became known as the ‘Pilgrims’, invited the local Native Americans to join them in a feast.

The Pilgrims had had trouble growing enough food to eat in the years before. The Native Americans had taught the Pilgrims how to grow crops successfully and, to thank them for this, the Pilgrims invited them to a big feast.

The First Thanksgiving in 1621, after a painting by Jean Leon Gerome, screen print, 1932 [GraphicaArtis/Getty Images]

We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come. Happy #Thanksgiving!