Monday, November 25, 2013

Fact of the Day: Harvest Thanksgiving

While most Americans root Thanksgiving back to the days of the pilgrims, but the holiday's true origins go back even further. Centuries ago in Europe it wasn't uncommon to see civil or religious celebrations of being thankful especially after a harvest. 

28 comments:

  1. And wasn't it Abraham Lincoln that made it a national holiday in the U.S. after the civil war? I'm not sure.

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  2. And here I thought Thanksgiving was the true American holiday.

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  3. I bet celebrations of gratitude have been celebrated for a long time and in many different ways.

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  4. I think those pilgrims came from England, then went to the Netherlands they went etc. Remember reading about it once.

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  5. I think Martha has a good point. Happy Monday. :)

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  6. It's good not to take things for granted. It's also good to shove your fat face with turkey and boxed wine, so... there's that.

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  7. we also have celebrations of the harvest, usually in late August after the wheat has been cropped

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  8. Americans trying to make it their own, too bad

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  9. It doesn´t exist a festivity similar to this one in my country but I think it is something very nice. Kisses, Adam:)

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  10. Yes, there's a long pagan tradition of celebrating the harvest with thanks to the gods and goddesses.

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  11. We should be grateful everyday though, right? :)

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  12. anyway I love this holiday.We havent Thanksgivi.g here but I love it!

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  13. count on the american to take stuff from other people and call them their own! :D

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  14. Que interesante!!!
    Saludos
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  15. I am thankful we have a thanksgiving, no matter where it started. I love me some turkey!

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  16. Great fact, Adam...and I love the old photo.

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  17. Adam, I love your educational posts!
    hugs from New York,
    xx
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  18. american copycats. hopefully the other countries didn't destroy and harm people who tried to help them and pretend to be friends the way the pilgrims did. yes i went there.

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