What are harvest festivals?

Some articles on harvest festivals, harvests, festival, harvest festival, harvest:

English American - American Cultural Icons - Harvest Festivals
... Thanksgiving -In England, thanks have been given for successful harvests since pagan times ... singing hymns, praying, and decorating churches with baskets of fruit and food in the festival known as Harvest Festival, Harvest Home or Harvest Thanksgiving ... secular holiday with religious origins, but in England it remains a Church festival giving thanks to God for the harvest ...
List Of Harvest Festivals
... This is a list of Harvest festivals around the world ... A Harvest Festival is an annual celebration which occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region ... Given the differences in climate and crops around the world, harvest festivals can be found at various times throughout the world ...

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    This is certainly not the place for a discourse about what festivals are for. Discussions on this theme were plentiful during that phase of preparation and on the whole were fruitless. My experience is that discussion is fruitless. What sets forth and demonstrates is the sight of events in action, is living through these events and understanding them.
    Doris Lessing (b. 1919)

    You are the harvest and not the reaper
    And of your domain another is the keeper.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)