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On the fourth Thursday in November the Americans celebrate the holiday called Thanksgiving. It is a national holiday. . Thanksgiving day symbolizes the joy of loving, caring, sharing.

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On the fourth Thursday in November the Americans celebrate the holiday called Thanksgiving.

It is a national holiday.

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Historically, Thanksgiving began as a tradition of celebrating a harvest feast to give thanks by the Pilgrims.
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On September 6th, 1620 the Pilgrims, 102 men, women, and children, left England on a small ship, the Mayflower.
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OnDecember 11th , theylandedatCape Code wheretherewassomeclearedland, astreamwithclearpurewater, andahighhillthatcouldbefortified.

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They called their new home New England, but they were not the first people to live there. The Wampanoag Indians lived there. They were native to the area.

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Indians helped the white men very much. The Pilgrims, under the Indian’s direction, caught fish and used them as fertilizer in planting corn, pumpkins, and beans. They hunted and fished for food.

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The Pilgrims’ first winter was very difficult. Many of them died because it was very cold and they had little food.
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The Wampanoag Indians helped them. They brought vegetables and food, taught the Pilgrims to survive in New England.
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The "firstThanksgiving" wascelebratedbythePlymouthcolonistsin 1621 (somewherebetween Sept.21 and Nov.9)
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Theygavethanksfortheirnew home, firstharvestandforsurvivingthefirstterribleMassachusettswinter.
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They prepared a holiday dinner and invited their Indian friends to join them.Thefeastlastedthreedays. ThePilgrimsandIndiansateoutdoorsandcompetedtogetherintestsofskillandstrength.

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Thefeastprobablyconsistedofthefollowingitems: Seethed [boiled]LobsterRoastedGooseBoiledTurkeyFricaseofConeyMealwithdriedWhortleberriesSeethedCodRoastedDuckStewedPumpkinSavoryPuddingofHominyFruitandHollandCheese

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ThanksgivingremainedacustomunsanctifiedbylawuntilPresidentRooseveltsignedabillon 26 November 1941 thatestablishedthefourthThursdayinNovemberasthenationalThanksgivingpublicholiday.

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