Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving

Sneak Peek director Chuck Jones' Looney Tunes cartoon short "Tom Turk and Daffy" (1944), along with pre-'PETA' vintage comic book covers, in celebration of 'Thanksgiving':

The 'Thanksgiving' holiday's history in North America is rooted in English traditions dating from the Protestant Reformation. 

It also has aspects of a harvest festival.

The modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is traced to a documented 1621 celebration at 'Plymouth' in present-day Massachusetts and a recorded account from 1619 in Virginia.

The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. 

‘Pilgrims’ and ‘Puritans’ who began emigrating from England in the 1620's and 1630's carried the tradition of ‘Days of Fasting’ and ‘Days of Thanksgiving’ with them to New England.

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