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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade History

It began modestly in 1924 as a retail promotion. More than ninety years later, it is firmly established as a part of the holiday...

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving: A History

How can your family celebrate Thanksgiving Day by honoring its true meaning? Learn more about the roots of this November holiday we call Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving...

Fun Facts About Thanksgiving Day

Fun facts spanning the very first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and Indians, to how President Roosevelt tried stimulate the economy by moving it...

A Modern History of Thanksgiving

The history of Thanksgiving is not just about Pilgrims. Learn about the role Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt had in creating the...

The Pilgrims of Thanksgiving

Were they pilgrims or just people trying to make a better life for themselves and their children. Whoever they were they an integral part...

The Origins of Thanksgiving

As early as kindergarten children are taught the story of the Pilgrims and Indians first Thanksgiving; however some origins of this holiday may...

What Day Is Thanksgiving?

Franklin Roosevelt's proclamation of Thanksgiving on the third Thursday of November sparked controversy. It was well within his right, however; but Congress regulated it. In...

The Tradition of Thanksgiving

Upon researching, one would be surprised at the disparity of facts surrounding our traditional Thanksgiving celebration and the early Thanksgivings recorded in History. Today families...

An American Thanksgiving Timeline

Originally, Thanksgiving day in America was set by presidential proclamation. A joint congressional resolution in 1941 settled on the 4th Thursday in November. Those intrepid...

Ellis Island, U.S. Immigration Portal, Closed

The main immigration center admitted about 15 million newcomers in 62 years, and today more than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to...

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The Story Behind Christmas Carols

During the pre-Christian days in Europe, carols were originally pagan songs celebrating the winter solstice. In ancient Rome and Greece, the people sang carols for...

Medieval Christmas Traditions

The Christmas of the Middle Ages combined a rich mixture of secular, pagan Druid customs with the evolving religious Christian traditions. The Christmas celebrations of...

History and Meaning of Black Friday

Hordes of edgy predawn shoppers line up for hours outside stores on the day after Thanksgiving for deals, deals, deals! Everyone knows that Black Friday...