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The word “harvest” comes from the Old English word that means “autumn.” While harvest celebrations have existed for millennia across the globe, harvest festivals as we know them in North America can be traced back to England. Farmers would celebrate successful yields in early August by making loaves from their wheat and bringing them to the local church to be used during Communion. Farmers would also hold a Harvest Supper at the end of the season where they would provide a large feast to all those who helped with that year’s harvest.
Since we have come to rely less on local farmers for food, some harvest festivals of today celebrate the season with shows that feature music, games, and the cultivation of exceptional crops, such as the biggest county pumpkin.
Harvest Festival. New World Encyclopedia. (n.d.). https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Harvest_festival#cite_ref-1