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    THANKSGIVING The purpose of Thanksgiving in Canada is different from the Americans. But even though the reasons for giving thanks are different, many of the customs are the same. Canadian Thanksgiving was originally started to give thanks to God for a bountiful harvest. This was when there were lots of farmers that grew crops. Now we give thanks for everything we appreciate. Some farming families still give thanks for a good crop. Harvest celebrations have been around a long time. Ever since the

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    History of Thanksgiving

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    Thanksgiving is a very important holiday in present-day American culture. People all throughout America take extra care to make this day a memorable and happy celebration. This tradition has been in the American lifestyle since 1621 when it first started. Even though this tradition has been altered and changed the significance and meaning remains the same. The first Thanksgiving was an important landmark and made a huge imprint in the American culture today. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated

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    Thanksgiving: Then and Now Thanksgiving is a holiday that began hundreds of years ago. It was a celebration of many different things. One of the most important reasons for the celebration was thankfulness that many of the Pilgrims survived the first year of their new lives in America. Today, however, Thanksgiving seems to have a very different meaning to people. Their main focus is not being thankful for the things they have, but wanting more. In September of the year 1620, a group of 102 eager individuals

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    Thanksgiving Day

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    Thanksgiving Day I stepped out of the chilly November air and into the warmth of my home. The first snowfall of the year had hit early in the morning, and the soft, powdery snow provided entertainment for hours. As I laid my furry mittens and warm hat on the bench to dry, I was immediately greeted with the rich scent of sweet apple pie, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and the twenty-pound turkey my mother was preparing for our Thanksgiving feast. As I walked into the family room, I could

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    No More Thanksgiving

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    Thanksgiving is a time to get together with your family and have a nice dinner. Then you play games, catch up, and watch movies. Thanksgiving is the time to be grateful for what you have. But wait; now you had to start dinner earlier and cut out catching up with your family. Now it’s time to get ready to go shopping for those deals you just can’t beat. Forget about being thankful for what you have; now it’s time to buy all the things you don’t have. Has Thanksgiving been taking over by Black Friday

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    "I love Thanksgiving because it's a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are utmost importance to me." Marcus Samuelsson made this known and admittedly, Thanksgiving is an amazing holiday. The turkey, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie are just a few key staples to a classic Thanksgiving meal. Thanksgiving is clearly the holiday to celebrate if food is the objective. Although Christmas dinner may fall below the famous turkey and potatoes, it a great

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    Thanksgiving Reflection

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    Thanksgiving is an important public holiday, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, Setting aside time to give thanks for one 's blessing. Even though during this blissful day you are very busy greeting, eating, and socializing with family, everyone has that one favorite moment during the day that they love and will cherish for the rest of their lives. For me thanksgivings are always very monumental, especially last years’ thanksgiving which was my first thanksgiving dinner with my great

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    The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But…Lies Textbooks in today’s schools still tell the same story that has been handed down from generation to generation. Every year children dress up and put on plays about the famous story of the first Thanksgiving. No one knows the truth though or at least people pretend to not know the embarrassing truth of our “founding fathers.” Textbooks today give the candy coated version of good saintly Englishmen come to a better world and find good neighbors willing

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    A Thanksgiving Miracle Thanksgiving is a day where friends and family meet up for a turkey dinner to celebrate their gratitude for the pilgrims coming to America. Thanksgiving can be dreadful for some families because too many different political and social views end up coming together at one table. A Thanksgiving dinner tradition in my house is for all family members to say what we are thankful for. In this paper I am analyzing a skit from Saturday Night Live that centers on tolerance of difficult

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    The people who celebrated Thanksgiving sometimes didn’t understand the whole point of the holiday, and that is giving. Usually my family and I have celebrated Thanksgiving as our own way, like we do every year. My parents would shop for the meal by themselves, and my family would do their own thing, like go up stairs after we eat for the rest of the holiday, and we never really have had a fun family Thanksgiving, like other families. Unlike the past Thanksgivings, I decided to contribute to help

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