What is Thanksgiving, and why do some Native Americans consider it a day of remembrance? 

The iconic American holiday dates back to the early 17th century, when the Pilgrims arrived in what is now the United States, only to be saved by the Wampanoag Native Americans. 

Harvest festivals can be found all over the world, and many of them date back centuries. However, in the United States, 

the Thanksgiving holiday has a distinct and deeply ingrained place in the national psyche. It's more important than religious holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, or Eid for many families.

Originally, Thanksgiving was celebrated on the last Thursday of November, as declared by US President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. 

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a joint resolution of Congress in 1941 that moved the national holiday to the fourth Thursday of the month. 

Thanksgiving in 2023 will be on November 23. The tradition itself dates back to the English settlers known as the Pilgrims or Pilgrim Fathers,

who arrived in North America in 1620 and established Plymouth Colony. The Puritans had previously lived in exile in the Netherlands after abandoning the Church of England in Britain,

where they had faced persecution for their religious beliefs. The Pilgrims practiced a form of Christianity based solely on the Bible, and they even saw bishops as Satan's invention.

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