Thanksgiving

Once Halloween is over do Americans begin preparing for Thanksgiving?

Yes, many do, especially the stores! All across the United States, you'll find store fronts prepare the windows with autumn colors that signify Thanksgiving, paper turkeys and sales on cranberry sauce. Even kindergartens are preparing though. The kids are finished making paper pumpkins and now ar...

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What time is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade for November 25, 2010 starts at 9:00 AM EST, and will be televised by NBC.

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What was the second longest balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

According to some accounts, the third Superman balloon was second longest at 104 feet, while the 1937 Nantucket Sea Monster was the longest at 120 feet. Others claim the Superman balloon was the largest in parade history. Although the exact lengthen isn't given, one of the three Snoopy balloons w...

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What is the usual length of ropes used to hold down the large balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade?

i think it would be about 1000 inches

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How long did the first Harvest Festival or Thanksgiving observance last?

3 days! but it really was not considered a holiday until president Lincon declared it a holiday in 1863 and he was the first one to do this.

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What year was the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade held?

The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade was held in New York City on November 27, 1924. The first balloon to fly in this parade was 'Felix the Cat' in 1927.

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Why is Pumpkin pie served on Thanksgiving and not on Halloween?

Because it is more of a harvest food, which is something celebrated at Thanksgiving. Pie and jack 'o lanterns are two different traditions, mind you.

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When will November 27th be Thanksgiving?

No this year.In the US, Thanksgiving is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November so in 2017, Thanksgiving is on Thursday, the 23rd of November (23/11/2017). It was last on 27th November in 2008. In 2025 it will be on Thursday 27th November again.

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Why does the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade contain so much more about Christmas than about Thanksgiving?

Macy's initially started the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade for advertising and encouraging people to be in a good mood prior to becoming shoppers during the Christmas season.

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What was the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon in 1924?

There were no balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924. The first balloon was added in 1927. That balloon was Felix the Cat.

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What percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day?

86% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.

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Why do you eat pumpkin on Thanksgiving?

We eat pumpkin on Thanksgiving because it was one of the man foods the pilgrims ate.

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What three years did the Macy's parade not occur?

Macy's suspended their Thanksgiving Day Parade during World War 2, in 1942, 1943 and 1944. The balloons were destroyed and recycled for use in manufacturing.

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What is a harvest festival?

A harvest festival is a social event celebrating the harvest of crops and food in an area. Check the 'Related Links' below for more information.

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Who started the Macy's day parade?

Anthony "Tony" Frederick Sarg for Macys in 1924!

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When was the first Macy's Christmas Parade?

What we now know as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade began as Macy's Christmas Parade on Thanksgiving day, November 27, 1924.

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What day was 1984 thanksgiving day?

Thursday. It is always the 4 th Thursday of the month.

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Canada holiday in October?

The second Monday of October is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

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Why was Snoopy first in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

he is a very popular character.

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What is the significance of the turkey at Thanksgiving dinner?

The turkey is native to North America. It was abundant and common game for the early settlers of the New World. It is typically a large bird and will feed a larger group of people then a chicken or duck would. Also, because they figured the Turkey would represent the Native Americans better in Th...

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What is the last float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

The last float in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is always Santa, ringing in the official start of the holiday shopping season.

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Which department store held a Thanksgiving day parade in Philadelphia in 1920?

Gimbel Brothers Department Store (Gimbels) held the nation's first Thanksgiving day parade on November 25, 1920. Macy's followed suit in 1924.

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How did Thanksgiving get its name?

When the pilgrims had a plentiful crop, so they decided to have a feast to commemorate this day. From that day on, we have adopted the name Thanksgiving as a day to give our thanks for the good in our lives.

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What were the first helium balloons in the Macy's parade?

The first year Macy's used helium-filled balloons was 1928. The first year they used large, inflated character balloons was 1927, but these were air-filled and didn't contain helium. The 1927 balloons included Felix the Cat, singer/actor Eddie Cantor, a 60-foot tall dinosaur with a group of cavem...

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What will be the date of the next thanksgiving?

It is the same date EVERY YEAR.

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When was the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Originally known as Macy's Christmas Parade (it officially launched the Christmas shopping season) the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in New York City on November 27, 1924, and featured Macy's employees and animals from the Central Park zoo.

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What holidays do Hindus celebrate?

Hinduism is often described as a religion of fasts, feasts and festivals. Here's a date-wise list of Hindu festivals, including cultural and religious occasions for 2011 (Saka Era: 1932-33 / Vikram Era: 2067-68). January •Lohri: Thursday, 13-01-2011 •Makarsankranti / Pongal: Friday / Saturday, 14...

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What are three balloons that are in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

In 2010, there are 15 giant balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 2010 Balloon Lineup Buzz Lightyear Diary of a Wimpy Kid Horton # Kermit the Frog Supercute Hello Kitty Kung Fu Panda Pikachu Pillsbury Doughboy Ronald McDonald Sailor Mickey Shrek Smurf Snoopy as the Flying Ace Spider-Ma...

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When is thanksgiving-?

Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday, November 27, 2014.

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When was the first Thanksgiving day parade held in New York City?

Macy's held the first Thanksgiving day parade in New York City on November 27, 1924.

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How often does Thanksgiving fall on November 23rd?

See Related Links for when Thanksgiving is on November 23.

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Why do we celebrate thaksgiving?

Because we want to be thankful for all the things that are given to us and what we get from other people as gifts or donations it is just a time to thank everybody for everything they have done for you and given.

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When was trick or treating on Thanksgiving?

There is no trick or treat on Thanksgiving. Trick or treating is for halloween. You can try trick or treating on Thanksgiving, but you might look odd.

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Where did national holidays originate?

National holidays sprang from a need to memorialize a significant person or event in a contrys history, especially anything that creates and stirs emotional responses.

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Yummy sauce to pour over turkey during Thanksgiving?

Gravy is often marked as the most popular but any type of sauce is fine.

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Which department store held the first Thanksgiving day parade?

Contrary to popular belief, Macy's didn't host the first Thanksgiving Day parade -- that honor goes to their longtime (and now defunct) rival Gimbel Brothers (Gimbels), in Philadelphia, which started the tradition in 1920. The first parade featured 50 costumed store employees leading Santa to the...

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Was Macy's the first department store to sponsor a parade in celebration of Thanksgiving?

No, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is tied for second place with America's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Alaska). Both began celebrating the start of Christmas shopping season with a Thanksgiving parade in November 1924. In fact, the original name of the New York City parade was Macy's Christmas Parad...

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What is the first balloon to start the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade?

The line-up changes every year. In 2010, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature 15 giant balloons, with Buzz Lightyear leading the way. 2010 Balloon Lineup Buzz Lightyear Diary of a Wimpy Kid Horton Kermit the Frog Supercute Hello Kitty Kung Fu Panda Pikachu Pillsbury Doughboy Ronald Mc...

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When does the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kick off?

9:00 am EST, Thanksgiving morning

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How do I get my greeting card published by Gibson greeting cards?

though most greeting card companies will not buy the copyright to privately created cards, contact Gibson and see what their rules are

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What was the fist balloon to take flight in the Thanksgiving Day parade?

Felix the Cat in the 1927 parade

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Why did they celebrate the first Thanksgiving?

The Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621.

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Who are the performers for the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Some performers for the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are: Rodney Atkins, Big Apple Circus, Mary J. Blige, Cobra Starship, Neil Diamond, Michael Feinstein, The Fresh Beat Band,Cee Lo Green, Avril Lavigne, Shelby Lynne, Mannheim Steamroller, China Anne McClain, Scotty McCreery, Ingrid Michae...

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What is the holiday celebrated in Canada every October on the 2nd Monday?

It is Canadian Thanksgiving

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Was the first Thanksgiving like the modern holiday Americans now celebrate?

They all got together for a big meal, but there was a lot more praying and less football.

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When did large balloons start appearing at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Macy's introduced the first large, inflated balloons in 1927. Among the characters were Felix the Cat, a caricature of singer/actor Eddie Cantor, a dinosaur, a group of cavemen, and assorted turkeys, chickens and ducks. The first balloons were made entirely of rubber and filled with air, rather t...

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When was the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade first broadcast?

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was first broadcast on national television in 1948.

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What date and month was thanksgiving day?

Fourth Thursday of November, always.

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What character was the first balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade?

Felix the Cat was the very first character balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It made its debut in 1927.

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What date and day was thanksgiving?

In 2015 it was Thursday 26th November.

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What is the Mexican celebration of Halloween?

It is aboute celebrating the freinds,and family members that have past away

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Why is Thanksgiving so overshadowed by Christmas?

Well, because, first of all, you know everyone likes to eat, right? But who doesn't like getting FREE GIFTS?! And, I wouldn't say it is OVERSHADOWED. It just is less...popular, you might say.

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How do they celebrate Day of Dead in Guatemala?

Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 2nd. It is a day when the veil between the living and the deceased is supposed to be thin. So people construct amazing kites with messages for the departed on their tails. They also decorate the graves and graveyard and have a celebration there. They make...

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What holiday do canadians celebrate in the second monday in october?

Thanksgiving Day thanksgiving day

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Why do you celebrate the 5th of November?

Because Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the parliament! However, his attempt failed and he has been hanged!xx

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Did Macys ever lose a parade balloon?

Yes, it has. In 2005, Garfield broke free.

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Is Thanksgiving an international holiday?

No, Thanksgiving is not an international holiday. It is celebrated in USA, Canada, Liberia, and Norfolk Island. It is celebrated in Canad on the 2nd Monday of October, In Liberia on the 1st Thursday of November, in USA on the 4th Thursday of November, and in Norfolk Island on the last Wednesday o...

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When is Presidents' Day celebrated each year?

It is always the third Monday in February.

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Why people decorate their house offices and themselves?

This is mordern world people belive 's what they saw so its important to be looking good this is all about show off. If you look good ,this thing put a positive impression on other's, this thing matter alot.

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How many pies are consumed on Thanksgiving?

There are fifty million pumpkin pies which are eaten at Thanksgiving. Each year an estimated 248 million turkeys are raised to eat in the U.S.

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Has any war ever postponed or cancelled the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade?

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was suspended due to the US involvement in World War 2, from 1942 through 1944. The parade balloons were recycled for use in the war effort.

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What was the longest balloon ever to appear in the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade?

According to the History Channel, the longest balloon in Macy's parade history is the 104-foot long third Superman balloon, introduced in 1982. Unlike the first two supermen, this balloon was designed to fly horizontally, rather than stand vertically, for both practical and aesthetic reasons. The...

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When did Halloween become a national holiday?

Although Halloween is very commonly celebrated, it is actually not an official national holiday.

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How many balloons are in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

In 2010, there are 15 giant balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 2010 Balloon Lineup Buzz Lightyear Diary of a Wimpy Kid Horton # Kermit the Frog Supercute Hello Kitty Kung Fu Panda Pikachu Pillsbury Doughboy Ronald McDonald Sailor Mickey Shrek Smurf Snoopy as the Flying Ace Spider-Ma...

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Why is the Shrek balloon being retired from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade?

The popular trilogy Shriek is being retired so is the big green inflatable Guy.

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What is the name of the New York department store that sponsors the famous Thanksgiving day parade?

Macy's Department Store has sponsored New York City's famous Thanksgiving day parade since 1924. See the related link for more information.

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What character has been in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade the most?

the Underdog character float has been in the macy's thanksgiving parade the longest.

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What Wednesday does Halloween fall on?

Once every seven Years or so tho with leap years it is a little different 1984 was a wednesday And 1990 2001 2007 the next ones are 2012 and 2018 the pattern is add 11 yrs then 6 more etc. (1984 and 1990. Add 11 =2001 and then 2007. Etc)

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Why is food related to holidays?

Food is a traditional welcome and offering. The sharing of food shows good will and offers comfort.

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Birthday customs WHAT IS A BIRTHDAY CUSTOM THAT BEGAN AS A SIGN OF STRENGTH?

Blowing out the candles.

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What is the annual celebration in Brazil?

The most famous is the pre-Lenten season of parades and festivities known as Carnival or Carnaval.

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What did the pilgrims call lunch in those days?

They called it almighty grub.

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What and when are some harvest festivals in other countries?

Obon (お盆?) or just Bon (盆?) is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the departed (deceased) spirits of one's ancestors. This Buddhist custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors' graves, and when the spi...

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Can Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate Thanksgiving?

No the practice of thanksgiving originated with people getting prepared for battle and was finalized with president Abraham Lincoln making it a holiday. Thanksgiving was not actually November 25th it was different days also.

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What is the longest balloon in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

The longest balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade is Kermit the Frog, at 78 feet plus.

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How many people view the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in person?

good question! maybe at least in the thousands! :)

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What was the first holiday celebrated by Pilgrims?

Answer pilgrims holiday - thanksgiving THANKSGIVING was the first holiday celebraterd by pilgrams.

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What does our thanksgiving holiday commemorate?

If you're talking about the United States holiday, it commemorates our successful settlement of the new world. We were thankful for surviving our first year in America and continue to celebrate successful harvests each year.

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Where did trick or treating come from?

The custom of 'trick or treat' probably has several origins, mostly Irish. An old Irish peasant practice called for going door to door to collect money, bread cake, cheese, eggs, butter, nuts, apples, etc., in preparation for the festival of St. Columbus Kill. Yet another custom was the begging ...

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What are the balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2010?

In 2010, there are 15 giant balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 2010 Balloon Lineup Buzz Lightyear Diary of a Wimpy Kid Horton # Kermit the Frog Supercute Hello Kitty Kung Fu Panda Pikachu Pillsbury Doughboy Ronald McDonald Sailor Mickey Shrek Smurf Snoopy as the Flying Ace Spider-Ma...

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What are the biggest parades in the US?

The Tournament of Roses Parade held every New Year's in Pasadena is the number one parade in television viewership around the world, in live attendance, in prestige, uniqueness and economic windfall for the presenters, city and surrounding area. It also has the longest "waiting list" for entries ...

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Why do people hand out candy on Halloween?

Because Romans used to hand out sweets and pastries on the day that they celebrated the dead.

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Why is Thanksgiving Day important?

The pilgrims celebrated the first harvest and they invited the Wampanoag tribe who taught them how to fish, hunt, and plant vegetables in order to survive.

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Why was Snoopy in the Thanksgiving Day parade?

Some questions really don't have a better answer than "why not?" The balloons were introduced primarily because live animals (which had been used in the first few parades) were messy and problematic. They've always been based mainly on pop-culture icons (the very first one was Felix the Cat), so ...

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How Did Trick or Treating come to be?

how did trick-or-treating began

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What holiday in Canada is on the second Monday in October?

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada.

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What were the 3 Indians names that helped the pilgrims?

Massasoit worked out a treaty with the Pilgrims, and Squanto helped the people build and grow vegtables. and the last one is Samoset.

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Who was the first Indian to visit the pilgrims?

the first Indian that came to the pilgrims and said "welcome englishmen" was named "Squanto"... hope that helps.

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How do you celebrate Canada Day?

Watch or have fireworks, have fun, watch parades,etc..

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Where is Macy's Thanksgiving day parade held?

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City, home of the flagship Macy's department store. According to Marching.com, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route changed in 2009 and will remain the same in 2010: "Beginning at 77th Street and Central Park West, the parade will travel ...

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Why did the Pilgrims celebrate Halloween?

All Hallows' Eve is the original way of saying Halloween. It's a term to refer to the Eve of All Saints. All Saints' Day falls on November 1st. Neither of those dates were celebrated by the Pilgrims. The Pilgrims considered the dates links with the Roman Catholic Church against which they were di...

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Do marching bands or singing groups get paid to appear in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

If you're asking if marcing bands or singing groups through schools get paid, they don't. In fact you have to pay them in order to perform in the parade.

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What is the best thanksgiving dinner?

[email protected] potatto salad corn pig feet

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What is the origin of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade debuted on Thanksgiving day in 1924, as the Macy's Christmas Parade. The celebration was designed to kick off the holiday shopping season, which traditionally begins the day after Thanksgiving (now called Black Friday).

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Is the Mummers Parade the origin of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

No, the Mummers Parade is a New Year's Day tradition held in Philadelphia, PA, which is also home of the first Thanksgiving Day Parade, sponsored by Gimbel Brothers (Gimbels). The Mummers Parade traces its roots to the mid-17th century, and has been celebrated in the United States since George Wa...

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What was the first famous character to become a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

In the 21st century, the character most familiar to us is Felix the Cat, the first licensed cartoon character to appear in Macy's parade, in 1927. At the time, the Eddie Cantor balloon that lead the lineup was equally famous to early 20th century parade goers. Eddie Cantor was a famous Broadway a...

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What goes into a cornucopia?

Fruits, grains, vegetables, and flowers of the harvest season. When in doubt, I've prepared a list of things to stuff into your horn 'o plenty: -Greyish moss -Miniature pumpkins -Small gourds -Dried wheat shafts -Dried straw flowers -Artificial berries and grapes (real ones will spoil too quickly...

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Who will be in the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Participants in the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade include: Bands: Carmel High School Marching Band, Carmel, Indiana Dobyns-Bennett Marching Indian Band, Kingsport, Tennessee Hawaii All-State Marching Band, Kaneohe, Hawaii Homestead High School Marching Band, Cupertino, California Homewood ...

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What holidays do the Italians celebrate?

Actually the list is quite long. To see the whole list follow the related link, below.

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Is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade held in New York?

Yes, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City on Thanksgiving day.

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