The First Thanksgiving Day was celebrated to give thanks to God for helping the pilgrims survive the brutal winter. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days providing enough food for 53 pilgrims and 90 Indians. The traditional Thanksgiving menu often features turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie.
Presently it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November,and it has been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863.

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