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Thanksgiving Day

When the first European settled in America they arrived too late to sow crops for the following year's harvest. Nearly half the settlers died of starvation during that winter. The next spring, those who had survived were able to plant their seeds and,celebrated with festival. The festival became known as Thanksgiving Day, and in 1941 it was given the fixed date each year of the fourth Thursday in November.

Traditional thanksgiving foods include turkey, which is eaten with cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving is also celebrated in canada, where it is held on the second Monday in october. Canadian hold Thanksgiving before the Americans because winter begins earlier in Canada than the USA.
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