|Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. - Sir Winston Churchill|
Celebrated in the USA on the fourth Thursday of November, this national holiday originated in the 1600's. Although there are different versions of exactly how this day became a tradition, there is no doubt that it is a time to give thanks for what we have - as individuals, as families and as a nation.
Usually celebrated with family members and friends, the modern day Thanksgiving is thought of by many to be a day of feasting on good food (including the traditional turkey with stuffing), the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on the television in the morning and football in the afternoon, good conversation and an overall feeling of well-being and gratitude.
Below we have listed some of the many, many resources on the WWW about this annual, historical celebration.
Celebrated in the USA on the fourth Thursday of November, this national holiday originated in the 1600's. History varies somewhat but there is no doubt that it is a time to give thanks for what we have - as individuals, as families and as a nation.
Misplaced for over 100 years, this is a copy of our first President's proclamation about the holiday.
Many resources to information, photos, etc. about the history of Thanksgiving for students, teachers and others.
History, traditional foods served and how we celebrate in America. (For children.)
This site contains a plethora of links to sites concerning the history of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
From Tech 20/20, this site includes history and traditional food.
From Not Just for Kids, this site provides history, fun and games for kids related to this day, and recipes galore.
Lots of information about the history of the holiday, the part the pilgrims and American Indians played, and the traditions that have become a part of this holiday.
Celebrating in East Tennessee and across the nation with traditions, history, sports, food and more food!
Personal stories about Thanksgiving plus more recipes.
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