Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good morning to everyone! This is such a great day here in the good old U.S. of A. because it is when we gather with family and friends to give thanks. Here are a few bits of history for those interested in how it got started and what some of the celebrations are like.

First, from the History Channel online. They've got some really cool videos there too!

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn't until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Then hop over to to read all about similar celebrations all over the world.

Please remember to think about friends and family that are away from their loved ones. Say a little prayer if you will, or do whatever you desire to lift them up and ask for a spirit of love and joy to fill their hearts. 

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