Thanksgiving Day A festive day of the United States that is celebrated on November 22. Many say that the story began when the pilgrims had a dinner with the natives but it was not just a nice dinner. The truth is that the pilgrims deceived the natives by showing kindness by making them believe that they were friends. Then the pilgrims took the natives and killed them and took them as slaves to take all the land for them. This is the truth that many people hide from thanksgiving day.