Why we celebrate Thanksgiving~
We take time to thank God for His gift of life and for His Son Jesus, for friends and family and all that He has so graciously bestowed upon us. Praise His Holy Name!
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What the Dictionary says about Thanksgiving:
thanksgiving |ˌθa ng ksˈgivi ng |noun
1 the expression of gratitude, esp. to God : he offered prayers in thanksgiving for his safe arrival |
he described the service as a thanksgiving.
2 ( Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day) (in North America) an annual national holiday marked by religious
observances and a traditional meal including turkey. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated
by the Pilgrims in 1621, and is held in the U.S. on the fourth Thursday in November.
A similar holiday is held in Canada, usually on the second Monday in October.