What's coming to light about Thanksgiving

From china to South America to Greece, since communities of people of vairous religions — Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity—have gathered with hearts full of thanks for bountiful harvests, for progress, for survival itself. A number of countries observe Thanksgiving as a national holiday: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Korea, Liberia, as well as the United States.

Myths have often surrounded the American holiday, assigning to this country an "ownership" of Thanksgiving that does not exist. Giving thanks to a Higher Power, a Supreme Being, is a universal impulse felt by all people. Thanksgiving has a spiritual basis.

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