Where did Thanksgiving come from?

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Where did Thanksgiving come from?

By Dylan Artlip, Editor

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With Thanksgiving coming up lots of people wonder where Thanksgiving originated. For most people, this is a fact they know from the top of their heads while some people have no idea where thanksgiving came into play.

 Thanksgiving is a widely celebrated holiday in 9 countries and 1 full continent (North America). This holiday has been celebrated for 400 years where it was first celebrated in the U.S. This holiday consists of stuffing your face with foods like turkey, cranberry, ham, and more.  Thanksgiving came around in the 1600s when the colonists(Pilgrims) in Plymouth Mass. made their first harvest. When the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth they had no idea had to make food and they didn’t know how to farm. Squanto, also known as Tisquantum was a Native American that noticed this problem and decided to help the starving settlers by teaching them how to farm and then later how to harvest the crops they grew. The Native Americans went from starving to striving due to the help of one person. The Pilgrims were so gracious that they decided that they wanted to throw a feast for them and invited the entire tribe and allowed them to eat their food because of how thankful they were.