This Thursday (24), the Thanksgiving Day Celebrated in America🇧🇷 Considered one of the most important dates on the North American calendar, the national holiday celebrates the blessings received throughout the year.
Called “Thanksgiving” in the United States, the origin of the celebration dates back to America’s colonial period, in 1621, when the English were able to settle the new lands for the first time.
To celebrate the milestone in Massachusetts, the settlers decided to give thanks for a productive harvest by inviting the indigenous people who lived in the area to a feast.
According to author Edward Winslow in the work Maud’s relationshipThe celebration lasted for three days.
Centuries later, in 1863, the date became a national holiday, officially declared by then-President Abraham Lincoln. During the ceremony, it was decided that the celebration would take place on the last Thursday of November.
On this day, foods commonly offered include corn, beans, and pumpkin, items considered sacred by the tribe.
Celebrations in Brazil
In Brazil, although it was established by Law No. 781 on August 17, 1949, the date is not much celebrated.
Celebrations are popular among families of North American descent and in some Protestant churches.
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