I was told Thanksgiving is a religious day because we are giving "Thanks" to God. Is this true?
- 8 months agoFavourite answer
A unique fact of history the Protestant Pilgrims was not the first Thanksgiving
“The first American Thanksgiving was actually celebrated on September 8 in 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida. (56 years before Puritan Pilgrims) The Native Americans and Spanish settlers held a feast and the Holy Catholic Mass was offered. The Catholic Eucharist in Greek means “Thanksgiving”
- atomic fireballLv 68 months ago
It’s now considered a ‘day of mourning’ for Native Americans, from what I understand. Perspective is everything I guess
- RichardLv 68 months ago
no it is not.............
- 8 months ago
Here is what the real Thanksgiving is about.
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- Anonymous8 months ago
No. I thank everyone involved in the process which led to having clean, healthy food at my table. God didn't do it.
- sarahLv 78 months ago
No it is a political thing to celebrate taking the land away from the Indians.
- Den B7Lv 78 months ago
No. Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday to give thanks to turkeys for bringing us cans of jellied cranberry sauce.
- 8 months ago
Yeppers that's when we give thanks to God
Pilgrims were religious folks who came to America for religious freedom
- yesmarLv 78 months ago
For me? Yes. For you, it can be whatever you want it to be for.Source(s): Jesus follower
- Chi girlLv 78 months ago
The name tells you it started as a religious observation thanking God for the harvest.