Skip to main content
The Meaning of Thanksgiving Day
"The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe

The Meaning of Thanksgiving Day

Amy A. Kass & Leon Kass

Why do we have national public holidays? What does each—and what do all—contribute to our common life as Americans? The American Calendar explores the purpose and meaning of our civic holidays, showing how their repeated celebration helps unite and identify us as a people and attaches us to our country.

Celebrating Thanksgiving Day
Why does a proud, independent, and religiously diverse nation institute a day of national thanksgiving? Learn about the idea and practice of this most beloved holiday, celebrated in unison but in the privacy of our homes.

View PDF

Related Articles

When Did Progressive Elites Turn against Democracy?

John Fonte & Michael Doran

Michael Doran and John Fonte appear on __The Arena__ with Israeli historian Gadi Taub to discuss Dr. Fonte's book __Sovereignty or Submission.__...

Watch Now

Campus Wokeness Harms America Around the World

Walter Russell Mead

President Biden’s decision to forgive up to $20,000 in student loans for certain classes of borrowers won’t fix the underlying problems of America...

Continue Reading