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Brief info about Thanksgiving day Celebration

Thanksgiving Day is an annual public holiday in Canada & United States. Historically, it celebrates the success & blessings of the previous years. Many believe it originates from the harvest feast shared by the English colonists[Plymouth Pilgrims] and Wampanoag people in1621. However, some historians believe the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Florida, around1565 by Spaniards and local natives.

Thanksgiving, as it been celebrated today, according to some historians, stemmed from cultures and traditions of the Pilgrims and Puritans. Making it a celebration of two traditions. The New England custom of rejoicing after a successful harvest and the religious Puritan Thanksgiving, characterized by  observance of feast and prayers.

Thanksgiving, generally, is celebration of: symbolism, legends, traditions, Turkey meals, Potatoes, Pumpkin pies, bread stuffing, cranberries stuffs amongst many others. One of the unique events of Thanks giving in New York is "Macys Thanksgiving Parade". Also known as "Thanksgiving parade".

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020.

Thanksgiving parade Route: Uptown Manhattan down to Midtown Manhattan. Usually, Start from West 77th Street & Central Park West. Travel towards Columbus Circle and then straight down 6th Ave all the way to Macy’s store at Herald Square.

For more reading, Go to: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Thanksgiving-Day.

https://www.historyextra.com/period/modern/thanksgiving-history-facts-when-first-what-why-pilgrims-turkey/

https://www.plimoth.org/learn/just-kids/homework-help/thanksgiving/thanksgiving-history

 

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