So many blankets and beanies brought by today -
- if you still have some to bring, it's not too late! We will be accepting them through Tuesday the 18th.
On Monday I will do an update on numbers!!
|thanksgiving (ˈθæŋksˌɡɪvɪŋ, US θæŋksˈɡɪvɪŋ)|
|1.||the act of giving thanks|
|2.||a. an expression of thanks to God|
|b. a public act of religious observance or a celebration in acknowledgment of divine favours|
1530s, "the giving of thanks," from thanks (n.) + giving.
The noun thanks is attested from mid-14c., from the verb thank.
In thespecific sense of "public celebration acknowledging divine favors"thanksgiving
dates from 1632 (the first one in America was heldOctober 1621 by Plymouth Colony Pilgrims
in appreciation of assistance frommembers of the Massasoit tribe and celebration of the
firstharvest); though Thanksgiving Day itself is not attested until 1674.