The History of Thanksgiving By Nathan Parks and Anthony Resendez The history of Thanksgiving tells us why we celebrate the holiday. In 1621 the Pilgrims sailed the Mayflower to America. They landed at Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They built homes and raised crops. The harvest was very successful. They were friends with the Indians. By the 10th century, many states were celebrating Thanksgiving. Today we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. The history of Thanksgiving helps us understand this holiday.
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