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Thanksgiving & The Pilgrims!

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The story of Thanksgiving is accepted by most, but in reality it is rather fanciful. Most people think of pilgrim hats and turkeys without delving any deeper. The accounts of the true first thanksgiving are sparse, but they do not fit the stereotypical Thanksgiving we see today.

The idea of giving thanks was not new in and of itself. Many cultures have celebratory feasts and harvest festivals (including the Native Americans who attended the first Thanksgiving). What distinguished Thanksgiving was that thanks were not being given to a god or goddess, or for a bountiful harvest, but to fellow man.
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