What is thanksgiving?
• United States
Thanksgiving is traditionally seen as a time of feast after the harvest when the Pilgrims and the Native Americans came together for the first time. However, in today's traditional times, it is a celebration of the harvest although the feast that many families celebrate is quickly becoming overshadowed by the beginning of the Christmas season.
From Wikipedia: In the US, the celebration is often recognised as an event that took place when English colonists held a feast to thank Native Americans for helping them start new lives in the US. "The First Thanksgiving" was celebrated after their first harvest in October 1621. The feast lasted three days.
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• Calgary, Alberta
It is a Holiday celebrated by most Americans but hated by Native Americans. For White and Black Americans its a celebration to eat Pumpkin and turkey. For Native Americans its anniversary of the massacre of their people.
• United States
It was one of the first meals/celebrations of peace between the native Americans (people who lived in america) and the settlers (undocumented immigrants that came to America ). There was a lot of conflict, deaths, spreading of diseases, wars, etc. So this 3 day celebration was a huge white flag to try and bring a level of peace to all the people living at that time period.