Thanksgiving is a federal holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It is sometimes called American Thanksgiving (outside the United States) to distinguish it from the Canadian holiday of the same name.

It originated as a harvest festival, and the centerpiece of Thanksgiving celebrations remains Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner traditionally consists of foods and dishes indigenous to the Americas, namely turkey, potatoes (usually mashed), stuffing, squash, corn (maize), green beans, cranberries (typically in sauce form), and pumpkin pie.

In American culture Thanksgiving is regarded as the beginning of the fall–winter holiday season, which includes Christmas and the New Year.

Source: Wikipedia

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  1. The first declaration of Thanksgiving as an official holiday in the US was by Abraham Lincoln, on October 3rd, 1863. It was created in appreciation of the Union Civil War victory at Gettysburg, as well as a day of gratitude to those who sacrificed to make that victory possible. While folklore traces the day to the Pilgrim settlers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, it’s not clear when their famous dinner with the Native Americans there actually happened, if it did.

    By Gettysburg, the war was clearly focused on preserving the nation and ending slavery. Gettysburg itself reads like divine intervention: a blind meeting engagement with a statistically improbably series of accidents and bad judgment all leading to the Union victory — example, Union forces claiming the peak of a hill 120 seconds before the Rebel forces arrived. (If you’re interested, you might google Joshua Chamberlain. He won the Congressional Medal of Honor for that action.)

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