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The Biblical Origins of Thanksgiving

Giving thanks to God was not new, but it was the Pilgrims in the fall of 1621, to call a day of thanksgiving patterned after the Biblical Feast of tabernacles and mixing the joy of God’s provisions with the sorrow of hardships endured in life. This was truly unique, and to top it off, it was done by inviting 90 native people from the Wamponoag tribe as well! The Wampanoag gave thanks to their Creator long before the Pilgrims arrived, but the Pilgrim thanksgiving was unique – for it was patterned after a feast rooted in the Old Testament.

Read more about this exciting time from the PLYMOUTH ROCK FOUNDATION’S NEWSLETTER.

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