Thanksgiving is America’s Acknowledgement of God

Thanksgiving is America’s Acknowledgement of God

Thanksgiving is America’s only holiday invention and it may, in fact, be its most sacred. While the Christmas season is marked by repeated debates of “church vs. state” Thanksgiving is the only day of the year when American leadership calls for citizens to pray and actually acknowledges God. Anyone who grew up watching Charlie Brown and the Peanuts or attending public schools in the United States know of Thanksgiving’s early origins on the American continent. Fasting, prayer and days of feasting and thanksgiving were among the first seasonal observances celebrated by the pilgrims and puritans of ancient American history. Their well-documented fight for survival frequently invoked the name of God. While most historians cite the first Thanksgiving in 1621 inRead more