November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving: Food and feuding

Washington (AFP) – Thanksgiving is an official American holiday that celebrates one of the country’s founding myths.It is famous for a huge meal and family fights around the dinner table, in recent years often over President Donald Trump. It also marks the start of the Christmas shopping season.What day is it?Thanksgiving doesn’t fall on a specific calendar day but rather on the fourth Thursday of November each year.Who started it?Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, although harvest festivals were already traditional.Wasn’t it the Pilgrims?Thanksgiving is inspired…


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