Copy/Pasting my response to this question as you posted in another group we are both in:
My feeling on Thanksgiving is that it is not a religious holiday, so I just enjoy it with my family :)
But more to your question...
1. I don't consider Samhain a harvest festival (Is it really? I'll have to double check my sources!) but a time to honor our dead.
2. Lammas is, from what I've read, a "first fruits" harvest festival - this is when you celebrate the harvesting of your very first crop of the year.
3. Mabon is a true harvest festival - after this, you are done harvesting and focus on food preservation and otherwise gearing up for winter.
4. Thanksgiving, IMO, is another name (as well as time and place) for Mabon. That final harvest happened at another time in the New World than it did in Britain, so it is celebrated at another time.
In the interest of full disclosure: For my own path, I do not celebrate the Wiccan "Wheel of the Year" with 8 holidays throughout the year. I celebrate Ostara (locally, when the first tree in my yard starts to show new growth), Midsummer (on, well, Midsummer), Samhain (locally, when the nights get consistently below freezing - which is conveniently about the end of October in my area!), and Yule (on, obviously enough, Yule). I do not celebrate any of the harvest/planting holidays as I do not have a yard conducive to gardening (I have several trees in a small lot - lots and lots of shade, which is very nice in my desert summers).
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