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Thanksgiving Came Via Leiden. The Influence of Holland on the Pilgrim Fathers
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Thanksgiving Came Via Leiden. The Influence of Holland on the Pilgrim Fathers

(Dirk Vandenberghe) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2014, № 22, PP. 146-153

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It is well known that the American tradition of Thanksgiving originated with the Pilgrim fathers. Less well-known, however, is that the inspiration for that feast came from the Dutch city of Leiden. Indeed, the Pilgrim’s brief stay there was responsible for a number of Dutch influences on modern America.

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