Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving : 

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a traditional North American holiday celebrated at the conclusion of the harvest season... : 

Thanksgiving Day is a traditional North American holiday celebrated at the conclusion of the harvest season...

…on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. : 

…on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada.

Thanksgiving began as a religious observance to thank God. : 

Thanksgiving began as a religious observance to thank God.

On this day, families and friends have a reunion,... : 

On this day, families and friends have a reunion,...

...and enjoy a festive meal. : 

...and enjoy a festive meal.

Thanksgiving meals are traditional events... : 

Thanksgiving meals are traditional events...

...and certain kinds of food are served. : 

...and certain kinds of food are served.

Turkey is served in most Thanksgiving feasts. : 

Turkey is served in most Thanksgiving feasts.

Stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn, turnips, and pumpkin pie are commonly associated with Thanksgiving dinner. : 

Stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn, turnips, and pumpkin pie are commonly associated with Thanksgiving dinner.

People talk about what they are thankful for... : 

People talk about what they are thankful for...

...or tell about experiences during the past year which have caused them to feel grateful. : 

...or tell about experiences during the past year which have caused them to feel grateful.

Before the meal, many people say grace, which is a short prayer to thank God. : 

Before the meal, many people say grace, which is a short prayer to thank God.

The grace may be led by the host or hostess, but sometimes each person present contributes some words of thanks. : 

The grace may be led by the host or hostess, but sometimes each person present contributes some words of thanks.

Thank You : 

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