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In what year did the Pilgrims celebrate Thanksgiving?


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November 14, 2009 7:09PM

The Pilgrims landed in the future state of Massachusetts on December 1620. So they missed that year's harvest. Thanksgiving was an outgrowth of the widespread celebration of thanks for the harvest throughout many places and times. That celebration therefore was held the following year, in 1621.