In this eleventh month of the year, this marks the month where we come together with our family and friends and give thanks for all the blessings and opportunities of growth, we have experienced this year. We also celebrate the love of those around us and hope that we can join together again in the next year.
For 2020, just like with every month this year since March, Thanksgiving Day might be a little different to several of us. We may be spending it apart or with limited time together, but the meaning of Thanksgiving, its roots centuries ago, should be brighter this year than ever before.
So, to commemorate the first official Thanksgiving in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, here are 11 facts to know about Thanksgiving, including how it originated, the first Thanksgiving between Europeans and Native Americans, and the traditions we hold dear today.
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