Americans Give Thanks: The Story of Thanksgiving

November 2008
Weekly Reader - Edition 2;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 78, Special section p2
The article offers information on the Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., which is celebrated every fourth Thursday in November every year. It states that the holiday was first celebrated by Pilgrims and Native Americans 400 years ago. It also mentions that Thanksgiving Day is a time for people to express their gratitude to their family and friends by sharing a special meal which usually includes turkey.


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