What is Thanksgiving in Liberia?
Thanksgiving in Liberia resembles Thanksgiving in America. However, Liberians celebrate Thanksgiving on the first Thursday in November, while Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday.
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Thanksgiving is a time when the Pilgrims came to America andcelebrated by having a feast with some Native Americans in the areathat helped them get food. It was a huge feast with many peoplethere. Today we celebrate Thanksgiving as a time to get togetherwith family or friends. Turkey is definitely a… popular food onThanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a feast of thanksgiving, held on the fourthThursday in November in the United States, and the second Monday inOctober in Canada. Traditionally, it is held to remember thecelebration by the Pilgrims of the first harvest in the new NorthAmerican colony. For more information on the history and original meaning of Thanksgiving, see the related questionon how Thankgiving originated. The Pilgrims wanted to invite the Indians and to thank The LORD andDivine Providence for helping them survive in The New World. (MORE)
Liberia . Liberia is Located on the west coast of Africa.Its on the west by Sierra Leone on the east by Ivory coast on the north by Guinea and the south by the Atlantic ocean.
It is located on the west coast of Africa. Liberia . Liberia is Located on the west coast of Africa.Its on the west by Sierra Leone on the east by Ivory coast on the north by Guinea and the south by the Atlantic ocean.
Liberia was founded in 1821. It was founded so that the freed slaves from the US could have somewhere to live.
In a way, it was - though not officially by another country. Liberia was set up as a place where freed slaves from the USA could rule themselves. An American society under president Monroe bought land there and paid for freed slaves who wanted to go to be transported there. The "colonization" sta…rted in 1816, and Liberia became independent in 1847. However, the country called Liberia included some land held by the indigenous people, who had been living in the area before the freed slaves arrived (known as Americo-Liberians or Americo- Libe). So there was always tension between the two groups, and the government was dominated by Americo-Liberians until 1980 - the indigenous people didn't get votes until 1951. (Since the same party ruled for 133 years, it was often said that Liberia had the most stable government in the world.) Many of the Americo-Liberians viewed themselves as an elite, and better than the native people and not as part of the general populace. - People from other ethnic groups were often called "natives". For this reason, Liberia could be said to be a colony without a country to be colonized from! (See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Liberia ) (MORE)
Liberia was established by the citizens of United States as a colony for former African-American slaves. It is one of the two sovereign states in the world that were started by a citizen of a political power as a colony for former slaves of the same political power. Historians believe that many of t…he indigenous peoples of Liberia migrated there from the north and the east between 12th and 16th centuries AD. Portuguese explorers established contact with the people of the land later known as "LIBERIA" as early as 1461. They named the area Costa da Pimenta ( Pepper Coast ) because of the abundance of melegueta pepper. In 1602 the Dutch established a trading post at Grand Cape Mount but destroyed it in a year later. 1663, the British installed trading posts on the Pepper Coast. No further known settlements by non- African colonists occurred along the Grain Coast (an alternative name ) until the arrival 1821 of free blacks from the United States. (MORE)
Thanksgiving Day in the United States is traditionally aholiday to give thanks for the food collected at the end of theharvest season.
Thanksgiving is about the pilgrims coming to America for the first time, and becoming friends with the Indians, and having the first Thanksgiving dinner.
Thanksgiving is celebrated for us to try to have more thankful minds. So many times in this world we are constantly critical. The first thanksgiving occurred when the Pilgrims from England came to America and had a feast to praise and thank God for the good he had bestowed upon them. Thanksgiving ha…s been carried out by the generations ever since then. So many times Thanksgiving is referred to as Turkey Day, but turkey is not the real meaning of Thanksgiving. We need to spend this time to thank God for all the blessings he has given to us. We will then have a new generation, and a new world. (MORE)
Liberia was founded by freed African slaves in 1822 and was the first country to gain independence in Africa.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the President of Liberia. She became the president of Liberia on 2006 January 16, making her the first female President of Liberia and the only female head of state in Africa. Sirleaf entered politics in 1972 after earning a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard …Kennedy School, and she served as the Assistant Finance Minister before becoming Finance Minister later in her career. Forced into exile by the 1980 coup, she later raised funds in Liberia's first civil war for the rebellion. After Liberia's second civil war ended in 2003, she served as head of the Governance Reform Commission before becoming president. (MORE)
"The official story has the pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620-21. This first winter is hard, and half the colonists die. But the survivors are hard working and tenacious, and they learn new farming techniques from the Indi…ans. The harvest of 1621 is bountiful. The Pilgrims hold a celebration, and give thanks to God. They are grateful for the wonderful new abundant land He has given them. The official story then has the Pilgrims living more or less happily ever after, each year repeating the first Thanksgiving. Other early colonies also have hard times at first, but they soon prosper and adopt the annual tradition of giving thanks for this prosperous new land called America. The problem with this official story is that the harvest of 1621 was not bountiful, nor were the colonists hardworking or tenacious. 1621 was a famine year and many of the colonists were lazy thieves. In his 'History of Plymouth Plantation,' the governor of the colony, William Bradford, reported that the colonists went hungry for years, because they refused to work in the fields. They preferred instead to steal food. He says the colony was riddled with "corruption," and with "confusion and discontent." The crops were small because "much was stolen both by night and day, before it became scarce eatable." In the harvest feasts of 1621 and 1622, "all had their hungry bellies filled," but only briefly. The prevailing condition during those years was not the abundance the official story claims, it was famine and death. The first "Thanksgiving" was not so much a celebration as it was the last meal of condemned men. But in subsequent years something changes. The harvest of 1623 was different. Suddenly, "instead of famine now God gave them plenty," Bradford wrote, "and the face of things was changed, to the rejoicing of the hearts of many, for which they blessed God." Thereafter, he wrote, "any general want or famine hath not been amongst them since to this day." In fact, in 1624, so much food was produced that the colonists were able to begin exporting corn. What happened? After the poor harvest of 1622, writes Bradford, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop." They began to question their form of economic organization. This had required that "all profits & benefits that are got by trade, working, fishing, or any other means" were to be placed in the common stock of the colony, and that, "all such persons as are of this colony, are to have their meat, drink, apparel, and all provisions out of the common stock." A person was to put into the common stock all he could, and take out only what he needed. This "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" was an early form of socialism, and it is why the Pilgrims were starving. Bradford writes that "young men that are most able and fit for labor and service" complained about being forced to "spend their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children." Also, "the strong, or man of parts, had no more in division of victuals and clothes, than he that was weak." So the young and strong refused to work and the total amount of food produced was never adequate. To rectify this situation, in 1623 Bradford abolished socialism. He gave each household a parcel of land and told them they could keep what they produced, or trade it away as they saw fit. In other words, he replaced socialism with a free market, and that was the end of famines. Many early groups of colonists set up socialist states, all with the same terrible results. At Jamestown, established in 1607, out of every shipload of settlers that arrived, less than half would survive their first twelve months in America. Most of the work was being done by only one-fifth of the men, the other four-fifths choosing to be parasites. In the winter of 1609-10, called "The Starving Time," the population fell from five-hundred to sixty. Then the Jamestown colony was converted to a free market, and the results were every bit as dramatic as those at Plymouth. In 1614, Colony Secretary Ralph Hamor wrote that after the switch there was "plenty of food, which every man by his own industry may easily and doth procure." He said that when the socialist system had prevailed, "we reaped not so much corn from the labors of thirty men as three men have done for themselves now." Before these free markets were established, the colonists had nothing for which to be thankful. They were in the same situation as Ethiopians are today, and for the same reasons. But after free markets were established, the resulting abundance was so dramatic that the annual Thanksgiving celebrations became common throughout the colonies, and in 1863, Thanksgiving became a national holiday. Thus the real reason for Thanksgiving, deleted from the official story, is: Socialism does not work; the one and only source of abundance is free markets, and we thank God we live in a country where we can have them." (MORE)
It was founded as a place for enslaved Africans from America. It was a fresh start for many who wantd to be free from slavey and opprssion.
The official language of Liberia is English, but regional dialectsare also spoken. Bandi is the most spoken language in Liberia. Over 100,000 peoplein Liberia speak it. Followed by Bassa, spoken by over 403,300 people in Liberia. Then Dan, spoken by over 175,000 people in Liberia. kpelle English 20%… (official), some 20 ethnic group languages, of which afew can be written and are used in correspondence. Liberian English. It is a derivative of American English, but it is more slang like. The last few letters of each word are dropped off. What is your name? Sounds like, Where is your knee. It is difficult and sounds like a new language, but it really is a derivative of English. Liberia's first Language is English. Liberia is a country there are over 100 languages spoken in liberia :):) you welcome subscribe me What languages did thay spek in Liberia contry and how many state are thare in Liberia contry (MORE)
Liberia is an African country that people usually claim is notcolonized, but since it was founded by American Blacks whoestablished a very European-style country, it is hard to make theclaim that it was not a colonial project.However, it was never partof a proper colony.
The 4th Thursday of November. No ordinary day such as: 31, 27, 18, 08, 23, or even, 15.
Per James W. Baker, Senior Historian at Plimoth Plantation, "The reason that we have so many myths associated with Thanksgiving is that it is an invented tradition. It doesn't originate in any one event. It is based on the New England puritan Thanksgiving, which is a religious Thanksgiving, and the …traditional harvest celebrations of England and New England and maybe other ideas like commemorating the pilgrims. All of these have been gathered together and transformed into something different from the original parts." (MORE)
There is a Thanksgiving because its a time to realise what you have and what others don't.
We have Thanksgiving so we can give thanks to God for everything he has done. For some, it is a way to show thanks for Pilgrims and Christopher Columbus discovering America. For most, it is not a tie with the first Thanksgiving. It is a day to be thankful for the good in our lives.
They had a big feast, and they were thankful for the food they had, their native American friends, and everything else. so they ate a lot and prayed. They also had fowl, deer meat, fruit and veggies Hope this helps!
Thanksgiving is a holiday most celebrated in the United States ofAmerica. The purpose of this holiday is to be thankful for the goodthings in your life.
This question what Liberia called before Liberia has no specific answer because historically present day Liberia constituted many different lands ruled by different kings from different tribes. These Indigenous kings were predominantly worriors and every king ruled over a particualar tribe that spok…e one language. For example present day Liberia has part of the Kissi Nation ruled by the kissi kings before the coming of British and and french in present day west Africa. This kissi nation was divided among the French and British and the British occupied west which is now part of Sierra Leone. Kailhun, some part of this great kissi Nation now in Guinea and Liberia. The true answer is there was no particular name given to all the landscape now know as present day Liberia. The Bassa were a nation of their own ruled by their kings, the Kpelleh, Gbandi, Kissis, Lorma and the Via are migrated down south from inland and their fore fathers were Muslims traders. The Lormas, Gbandi and the kissis lived side by side as they do today but forght bitter tribal wars for lands. The Kissima Lorma are relatives of the kIssi tribe from which the got their name. Mendes in Viahun were not known by outsiders because of dense forest. They enjoy forest life. And their relatives in Sirra Leone were known by the Bristish. And for the Kissi or Gissi although our nation was destroyed by the British and French we still ourselves as one nation even though we live Sirra Leone, Liberia Guinea. We are still a Kissi Nation Culturally this is why we inter- marry among ourselves. The krahn like the kissi occupied the land that is now called Grand Gedeth and land now find in the Ivory Coast and the Lorma in Lofa and thoses in Macenta Guinea have shared one land so as you see the picture west Africa was a complex social structure and nation was simple a single tribe rule by one or few kings and worriers. (MORE)
Liberia was not a colony in the traditional sense as it did nothave a foreign state to which it was dependent, but it was foundedby foreigners, specifically African-Americans leaving the UnitedStates. Liberia was designed as an African-American colony becausethere were some African-Americans who bel…ieved that they could onlyrealize their full potential in Africa. Of course, upon goingthere, they discovered that they were culturally very differentfrom the Africans there and were much more Western in theiroutlook. (MORE)
Liberia was is called by that name because the purpose for establishing the nation was for the liberty for freedon of the slaves returning from America. The name Liberia comes from the root word "liberty"
The reason why we have Thanksgiving is to show how luckly we are, due to the posession of food and shelter.
Invite the family, prepare the turkey and eat it. Or alternatively book a holiday and have a great time.
It was the desire for African Americans to return to Africa after reconstruction when they could not find civil rights and justice.
These are countries that have not been colonized. Ethiopia won in the war with Italy that took approximately five years to finish because Italy almost won and started to bring people from its land but finally Ethiopia won. Liberia was an empty land and when slaves came back from the U.S.A they settl…ed there and the colonization movement was about to finish but i think they had a war too. Anyway, to sum up they are the countries that have never been colonized (MORE)
Major rivers in Liberia are: . Mano - Between Liberia and Sierra Leone . Lofa - starts in Guinea . Saint Paul - starts in Guinea . Saint John - Starts in Guinea . Cestos - also known as (Nuon or NipouÃ©) river . Cavalla - also known as Youbou, or Diougou river . Mesurado river - pours into… the Atlantic at Cape Montserrado in Monrovia . Ya river - Yekepa, Nimba County Liberia Major lakes in Liberia are: . Lake Piso in Grand Cape Mount County is one of the largest lakes in Liberia. It covers an area of approximately 40 square miles. . Lake Shepard in Maryland County Liberia is part salt water and part fresh water. The lake is a peaceful, almost still lake and a favorite spot for the locals to gather "kiss me", crabs, and turtle eggs. (MORE)
Meckedery Fallah is the Most wealthest Man in Liberia in terms of assets. He worth #350 acres of land and over 20 estates in in all over Liberia including Sierra Leone
yes. Ya know why? they rub bellies over hot fruit pies and god congratulates them with money....thats why... write that down
They do any sorts of dances such as break dance, hip hop, and slow dances.
The average flight time from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Liberia is 9 hours, 10 minutes.
Your joking right? Even if in our wildest dreams they had one they wouldn't even know what to do with it other then shoot at it.
No nation did, per se. Liberia has never been subjected to official colonial rule by a foreign country. However, in 1821, the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Color of the United States founded a colony there whose intent was to send free African-Americans and liberated slaves …to live there (which was a source of some controversy), hence the name "Liberia." This American Colonization Society acquired rights to Monrovia, what is now the capital, and they had chief control over the country. From my understanding, Liberia Independence Day, which was July 26, 1847, came about after the Society declined and the Liberians proclaimed their independence from the Society, and its borders expanded to what is now known as the whole nation of Liberia. Americans came to acknowledge Liberia's sovereignty. (MORE)
They speak English. Liberians mainly descended from America slaves who wanted to go back to Africa . America slaves spoke English.
Liberia was colonized by the for 27 years in the early 1800s before the European scramble for Africa. It was home for freed slaves to go back to Africa. The Ethiopians were able to fight of the Italians and keep themselves from getting colonized.
Liberia is NOT an island, but is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the President of Liberia in 2010. She became President of Liberia on 2006 January 16, making her the first female President of Liberia and the only female head of state in Africa. Sirleaf entered politics in 1972 after earning a Masters in Public Administration from Har…vard Kennedy School, and she served as the Assistant Finance Minister before becoming Finance Minister later in her career. Forced into exile by the 1980 coup, she later raised funds in Liberia's first civil war for the rebellion. After Liberia's second civil war ended in 2003, she served as head of the Governance Reform Commission before becoming president. (MORE)
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the President of Liberia in 2009. She became the 24th President of Liberia on 2006 January 16, making her the first female President of Liberia and the only female head of state in Africa. Sirleaf entered politics in 1972 after earning a Masters in Public Administration… from Harvard Kennedy School, and she served as the Assistant Finance Minister before becoming Finance Minister later in her career. Forced into exile by the 1980 coup, she later raised funds in Liberia's first civil war for the rebellion. After Liberia's second civil war ended in 2003, she served as head of the Governance Reform Commission before becoming president. (MORE)
They must have - they have an international dialling code allocation (00 231 from UK)
Beans, beans the magical fruit, the more you eat, themore you toot, the more you toot, the better you feel so eat yourbeans in every meal!
In 1822 the ACS (American Colonization Society began develpoing programs that would fund the trip for freed slaves to live in Liberia. Two decades of immigration funded by the ACS and with broad support of the government and the general populace of America led to the declaration of Independence of L…iberia on July 26 1847. This Indepedence was declared by the African American settlers of the country (MORE)
The highest point wholly within Liberia is Mount Wuteve at 4,724 feet (1,440 m) above sea level in the northwestern Liberia range of theWest Africa Mountains and the Guinea Highlands.
many dicks stick out from the floof and the mountains look likevaginas that they even ooze red liquids
Ligers are most commonly found in Liberia. Unicorns are plentiful, Dragons, Chimeras, Elves, Faries, and goats.
Syria, Nigeria, Sumeria, Bavaria, area, hysteria, criteria, cafeteria, wisteria (vine), malaria, diphtheria, bacteria, imperia, listeria (a bacteria genus), dysuria (painful urination), carry ya & marry ya (I'll marry ya in Liberia!)
Republic in western Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone to thenorthwest, Guinea to the north, the Ivory Coast to the east, andthe Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.
Yes, there are doctors in Liberia. It has medical facilities andhospitals, like other countries do, so there are lots of doctorsthere.
Liberia is on the coast of West Africa. It has rolling hills andrainforests. Liberia has the Mano and Cavalla Rivers. Mount Nimbais the highest mountain.