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November 23, 2016, BY JAMES CARROLL II
LV will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Thursday 11/26 until Monday 11/26
In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is commonly, but not universally, traced to a poorly documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. The 1621 Plymouth feast and Thanksgiving celebration was prompted by a good harvest.
In later years, religious Thanksgiving services were declared by civil leaders such as Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford, who planned a Thanksgiving celebration and fast in 1623. The practice of holding an annual harvest festival, still common today in rural areas, became a regular affair in New England in the late 1660s.
Several countries around the world observe similar celebrations. Prayers of thanks and special Thanksgiving ceremonies are common among almost all religions after harvests, good or bad. Today, Thanksgiving is generally celebrated as a holiday for all people to give thanks for what they have, and to remember what they can give.