They first tried “it takes a village”, you didn’t build that, we are a collective program and it didnt work. Why? because there were lazy a##es who were trying to get over. welcome to ubango’s world.
They had a Thansgiving service. However due to climate and harassment by Indians they moved their colony across the Bay of Fundy to what is now Anapolis Royal the next year.
They didn't speak English.
At roughly the same time another Breton became the first settler at what later became the English Jamestown colony.
In due course the Jamestown governor went up to Nova Scotia and picked up some Protestants who had some relation to the fellow who'd been there before jamestown. They held their first Thanksgiving celebration that fall in Jamestown. Sometime around 1620 some of the same folks dealt with the founding of New York with a third Thanksgiving celebration. Finally, in 1622, after a grueling winter, others did a Thanksgiving in Plymouth colony.
Beyond that there's the Thanksgiving festival held in Santa Fe, New Mexico by the founders ~ some of whom had actually done service with the Spanish government in what is now Virginia ~
Which is just truly incredible.
It's pretty obviously an ancient custom performed by Christians ~ including the English, French, Breton, Spanish, Galician, Cornish, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, and possibly even the Dutch!
It is a thing to be shared with all.