The season of Thanksgiving is rooted in both religious and harvest celebrations. The Pilgrims and Indians of America celebrated in the 1600s, and George Washington declared it a national holiday in 1779. Several countries celebrate the bounty of the harvest season with a day of thanks, but setting aside periods of thanks and acknowledgment is well documented in both the Old and New Testament. Probably the most quoted verse is Psalm 100:4, “Enter his gates with Thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.”
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