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What did the Pilgrims call the first Thanksgiving?

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The first Thanksgiving in 1621 was not called that by the Pilgrims. They did not feel it was an event to be thankful for and called it a "Harvest Festival" in celebration of the colony's first successful harvest. For them it was strictly religious giving thanks to the Lord.

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