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Multiple choice: Thanksgiving in the USA

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Thanksgiving in the USA

Giving thanks at harvest time is a tradition by many cultures. Some celebrations have their in ancient times; others, such as Thanksgiving Day as observed in the United States, are more . Although we often think of the Pilgrims as holding the first Thanksgiving in America, the first one was celebrated in 1619 on a plantation in Virginia.

The first Thanksgiving in New England was celebrated in the autumn of 1621.The three-day festival was by colonists and Native Americans. Feasting was an important part of this celebration, as were and some outdoor activities. Our traditional turkey dinner is a of the four wild turkeys shared that day.

George Washington declared November 26, 1789, as Thanksgiving Day. But that, many states celebrated Thanksgiving on different days. Thanksgiving was not actually designated as a holiday until 1863, when Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. Each year after that, the president proclaimed the holiday anew. Congress that after 1941, Thanksgiving Day would be celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.

Adapted from an article by Francis David
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