Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day is an American public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November since 1789, after a proclamation by George Washington.
The event that Americans commonly call the „First Thanksgiving“ was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. This feast lasted three days and-as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow-it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating „thanksgivings“ days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.
This year, with the battle against the pipeline by the Native Americans at Standing Rock, it is even more important to give thanks for all we have and continue our support for our native peoples.