Saturday, November 23, 2013
Thanksgiving is to celebrate the Pilgrims who came here from Europe. The Pilgrims came to the United States from England in 1621 and landed on Plymouth Rock Massachusetts. In and around fall, most probably in October the Wampanoag Indians shared a feast with the Pilgrims. While this is the basis of what Thanksgiving is the day of Thanksgiving did not become a federal holiday til 1941. The later date would be much different than the early Thanksgiving and would include turkey and pie.
While we do not know for sure what was served at that first Thanksgiving feast turkey has become a staple along with other traditional dishes. The holiday has become to be know for giving thanks and for gathering family and friends for a large meal. In the 20th century parades have become part of the tradition to celebrate Thanksgiving day.
What will you and your family be doing this Thanksgiving?