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How long did the first American Thanksgiving last?

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It lasted between three days and a week!


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The first Thanksgiving lasted for 3 days.


The first Thanksgiving was a three-day long celebration.


The 1st Thanksgiving lasted for 3 days.



3 days long because they were giving thanks


The first harvest festival came to be known as Thanksgiving. The first Thanksgiving lasted for 3 days in 1621. It was modeled after the traditional English harvest festivals.


the first thanksgiving was most probably Not the very first one, i am sure that the indians celebrated thanksgiving Long before the british found them. In short, No it certainly wasn't.


The first Thanksgiving feast was said to have been a three day fest and festival. The Wampanoag Indians were invited to this celebration that was organized by William Bradford in the fall of 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.


According to the historical record, the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving celebrations lasted three days. Interestingly enough, that may be understood as how long the celebrations last nowadays. Indeed, people often try to take off the day before or the day after Thanksgiving.The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year. So people may be gone from work Wednesday through Friday. But those days are often spent in setting up and taking down Thanksgiving and setting up for Christmas. Rarely do Thanksgiving celebrations last for more than the actual day. This holds true even though Thanksgiving leftovers may fill the plates for a number of meals thereafter.3 days long


Because the first thanksgiving feast was three days long.


first of all long* and 8 years


The first Thanksgiving was a kind of harvest festival - the settlers were so happy to have made a successful first harvest in the new world that they had a three-day long celebration.


3 days! but it really was not considered a holiday until president Lincon declared it a holiday in 1863 and he was the first one to do this.


commonly known as three days


The Macy's Thanksgiving parade in 2011 will be held on Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 9am - 12pm EST. Therefore, it is estimated to be 3 hours long.


How long was it from the first english colony to the last one?


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the pilgrims celebrated thanksgiving in 1621.Thanksgiving was a holiday for a long time.


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Not pilgrims, there weren't any of those in Canada. Canadian Thanksgiving like similar ceremonies worldwide celebrates a successful harvest. It was probably first celebrated as a Harvest Home celebration the first time settlers successfully brought in a crop. It was not an official holiday until 1957, but Harvest Homes were a well-established custom long before then. American immigrants even brought with them some of the American customs, particularly the eating of turkey.


to celebrate the safe landing of the first pilgrims in Massachusetts that was oh-so-long ago.


No, it is celebrated in other countries such as Canada.The basis to Thanksgiving in America are unrelated to the other Thanksgiving holidays. The reason it is unrelated is because Thanksgiving was to celebrate the co mingling and help the native Americans gave to the Pilgrims. By showing them how to make a crop live long enough to be fruit full. So in Essenes thanksgiving is only an American holiday.


over 300 years thanksgiving has been around


U.S. Thanksgiving fell on November 28 in 2002 and 1996 and 1991, and will again in 2019. On average, there is a 1 in 7 chance that Thanksgiving will fall on the 28th, but the gaps can be as short as 5 years or as long as 12 years (for example, 2097 to 2109). If November starts on a Friday, then Thanksgiving will be on the 28th.


it depends on how you cooked it and plan to store it. but after thanksgiving my family and i will usually eat it as leftovers for about a week or so



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