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Thanksgiving Traditions That Have Nothing To Do With Thanksgiving

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.27.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Where do most Thanksgiving traditions come from? Many of the rituals we now commonly associate with Turkey Day have little to do with the history and ...

How Thanksgiving Tables And Traditions Got That Way

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 12.01.2014 | HuffPost Home

Now you can finally understand why we display dried corn.

Rebecca Klein

You Probably Learned A Glossed-Over Version Of Native American History In School

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

Even as families around the country prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving -- a holiday based around supposed good relations between New England settlers a...

Kids Telling The Story Of Thanksgiving Is Adorable, If Not Totally Accurate

Posted 11.27.2013 | Good News

Do you remember the story of Thanksgiving? As we grow older, the day seems to be less about pilgrims and Native Americans and friendship, and more ...

The Hidden Sexy History Of Thanksgiving

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

"What about Thanksgiving?" you cry in rage. Where is Thanksgiving's contribution to the expanding sexualization of holidays? Am I a weirdo, you ask, to think that Thanksgiving should be another day like all the others set aside for national recognition that encourages me to get my freak on?

Thanksgiving Continued

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.24.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Last week I wrote about the events leading up to the first Thanksgiving formally observed in America. This week I want to concentrate on Thanksgiving...

Thankfulness and Rewriting History

Terra Trevor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Terra Trevor

Last November an associate producer at Huff Post Live, the Huffington Post's live streaming network, invited me to be part of a 20 minute conversation...

A Forgotten Thanksgiving Custom: Masks, Mischief and Cross-dressing

Greg Young | Posted 01.20.2013 | New York
Greg Young

An old custom from over a hundred years ago, especially popular among poor New York City children, might scare the stuffing out of a Thanksgiving dinner party today.

Remember The Blessings Of The First Thanksgiving

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

When you are observing Thanksgiving with your family or friends, take some time to remember the rich history of this very popular holiday, focusing on the blessings of the past year, as has always been the purpose of our Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving and Genocide: Writing a More Honest Story and Living a Better Story

Eugene Cho | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Eugene Cho

At the expense of being called a cynic, a hater, an angry Asian man, and [insert your words here], I still think it's important and necessary to be mi...

Happy Thanksgiving: An American Indian Perspective

Terra Trevor | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Terra Trevor

After the "Thanksgiving" holiday was coined and continues to be celebrated based on a story that does not include factual Native American history, "Thanksgiving" has become a time of mourning for many Native People.

Was The First Thanksgiving A Religious Celebration?

Posted 11.18.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) If you want to prepare for Thanksgiving like a real Pilgrim this year, here's what you should do: Canc...

PHOTOS: 10 Terrific Thanksgiving Traditions Around The Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Thanksgiving so often becomes such a homebody holiday (food coma, anyone!?) that it's easy to lose sight of the bigger, exciting picture of what's goi...

A TEA Party Thanksgiving

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Gather round, children. I'm going to tell you the tale of the very first Thanksgiving.

A Day To Give Thanks Is Part Of Native American Tradition

Tim Giago | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Giago

By now I believe most Americans understand that the creative stories surrounding the first Thanksgiving are, for the most part, a myth.

How Moses Created Thanksgiving: The Biblical Roots Of America's Holiday

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

The Pilgrims, a band of Protestant outcasts, saw themselves as fulfilling this biblical story. In coming to the New World, they, too, had to cross a tumultuous sea, arrive in an untested wilderness and create a new "Promised Land."

7 Things You Didn't Know About Thanksgiving

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Thanksgiving is upon us and while we all know and love the traditions, what about the history left out of the mix? Did you know that FDR tried to move...

Give Thanks and Please Pass the Drumstick

Patricia Draznin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patricia Draznin

As we approach the 2009 holiday season we pause to give thanks for the blessings of good friends, organic eggnog, and unemployment compensation.