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Definition of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

  1. The act of rending thanks, or expressing gratitude for favors or mercies.
  2. A public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness; also, a day set apart for religious services, specially to acknowledge the goodness of God, either in any remarkable deliverance from calamities or danger, or in the ordinary dispensation of his bounties.

Thanksgiving Quotations

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
Oprah Winfrey

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. - William Blake
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
William Blake

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Henry Van Dyke

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
Erma Bombeck

Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.
John Clayton
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Thanksgiving Translations

thanksgiving in German is Danksagung, Danksagung, Dankfest