What is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a time when the Pilgrims came to America and celebrated by having a feast with some Native Americans in the area that helped them get food. It was a huge feast with many people there. Today we celebrate Thanksgiving as a time to get together with family or friends. Turkey is definitely a popular food on Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a feast of thanksgiving, held on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, and the second Monday in October in Canada. Traditionally, it is held to remember the celebration by the Pilgrims of the first harvest in the new North American colony. For more information on the history and original meaning of Thanksgiving, see the related question on how Thankgiving originated.

The Pilgrims wanted to invite the Indians and to thank The LORD and Divine Providence for helping them survive in The New World.