Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family and friends and remember with gratitude the things we hold dear. Though the United States connects this with the “first Thanksgiving” of the pilgrims, many cultures have dedicated a day to gratitude. The Greeks and Romans paid tribute to agricultural deities, and Lammas was celebrated by the Anglo-Saxons at harvest.

For more information on the origins of Thanksgiving as it is celebrated in America, and other holidays, feasts, and celebrations, check out the Holidays, Festivals and Celebrations of the World Dictionary on our online reference source, CREDO.

And have a happy Thanksgiving, from everyone at the library!



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