13 Moons, 13 Thanksgivings…

Thanksgiving is a year-round practice of giving thanks…
For local Wampanoags (in what is today Plymouth, Mass.), and Indigenous people throughout North America, gathering to give thanks was already a familiar custom, taking place not just annually, but 13 times throughout the lunar, calendar year — a cycle known as the Thirteen Moons or Thirteen Thanksgivings.

“Thanksgivings are a big part of our culture. Giving thanks is how we pray,” says Kerri Helme, a Mashpee Wampanoag…

~NPR/Heard on All Things Considered



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