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Forensic Science & Addiction Research

Thanks Giving Day: Indian Perspective

  • Open or Close Kamal Yash Sahwal*

    Department of Law, Banaras Hindu University, India

    *Corresponding author: Kamal Yash Sahwal, Department of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Submission: December 06, 2017; Published: December 18, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/FSAR.2017.01.000522

ISSN: 2578-0042
Volume1 Issue5


It’s generally believed that Thanksgiving is modelled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. This was a rather disorderly affair, but it sealed a treaty between the two groups that lasted until King Philip’s War (1675–76), in which hundreds of colonists and thousands of Native Americans lost their lives. Religions belief of the New England colonists were on of reasons to regularly celebrating “Thanksgivings,” days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought. This American holiday is basically a mixture of politics, religion and economics; it is particularly rich in legend and symbolism, and the traditional fare of the Thanksgiving meal. Best part of thanksgivings in western context is that it gives them occasion to meet the family members.

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