Why is thanksgiving in Nov.?

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    Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It has officially been an annual tradition since 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.[1] As a federal and popular holiday in the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with Christmas and the New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season.
    The event that some Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621.[2] The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days, and was attended by 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans.[3] The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating "thanksgivings"—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought, though the 1621 events were likely not a religious observation.[4]

    That is the day we celebrate our national fore fathers murderous dispatch of native Americans, the theft of their land and the ongoing diminishment of their culture and values by the spread of lies as to their adoring acceptance of our presence. 


    I take it, you do not celebrate Thanksgiving? Did you know the natives were already killing each other, making the losers their slaves or running them off into Canada before the settlers got here?

    My answer is one I heard several times, I found it interesting to post here in response…I’m always in a mood to party. Yes the situation among the Natives has been different from what we (Europeans)consider fair, sane and rational, cultural evolution being what it is. Acceptable conduct today can easily be unacceptable in a month, like Gay Rights. I am so confused …facts, different view points.

    Because its to hot for Turkey in July.

    Because its to hot for Turkey in July.

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