NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite captured Leiden, Netherlands. Today, Nov. 28 is the Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

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Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States and Canada which began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year by the Pilgrim Fathers. Before ever setting foot in North America, the Pilgrims spent several years living in Holland. Most of the hundred or so people in the Pilgrim congregation lived in one-room cottages near Leiden University, in the shadow of the Pieterskerk, the oldest church in the city. About a decade after they had arrived, the congregation decided it was time to move once again.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

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Reference: Holland: First Stop for the Pilgrims (NASA Earth Observatory)
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