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SATURDAY, NOV 19, 2011  |  1 comments
Was the First Thanksgiving a religious celebration?


The First Thanksgiving, painting by Jean Louis Gerome Ferris

If you want to prepare for Thanksgiving like a real Pilgrim this year, here's what you should do: Cancel the plane reservations. Stop jotting down recipes. Leave the libations alone.

For the Pilgrims and Puritans, "thanksgiving" days were spontaneous and sober affairs.

When friends arrived from overseas, European Protestants defeated Catholics in battle, or a bumper crop was reaped, the Pilgrims dedicated a day to thanking divine Providence.


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