What is Thanksgiving?

What is Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is coming quick. Many people use it as a day to reflect on the positive things in life and spend more time with their families. At first we may think, “What is Thanksgiving anyway?. Hopefully, you will get some additional information below from our article.

What is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in America every year on the fourth Thursday in November. Since 1941, due to federal legislation, Thanksgiving has been an annual tradition in the United States by presidential proclamation since 1863 and by state legislation since the Founding Fathers of the United States.

When was the first Thanksgiving?

According to the History Channel, the first sign of our Thanksgiving tradition occurred in 1621. Many years ago, the pilgrims prayed for a place to stay where they could worship God and visit church. They sailed on a massive ship and got here to America. When they landed in America, the pilgrims wished food to eat. They accumulated seeds and berries. But soon the weather commenced to exchange. The first winter that the pilgrims lived in America became very cold.

One day a kind Indian walked into the Pilgrim’s village. He preferred the pilgrims and desired to assist them. Together they hunted quail and turkey. The pilgrims would be equipped this time for the coming iciness.

When summer season ended, the pilgrims wanted to have a banquet. They had plenty of food and many new friends. They wanted to present Thanks to God for all in their blessings. And this is when the first Thanksgiving day is originate. After that, different colonies and states celebrated their own versions of thanksgiving celebrations until 1863, when Thanksgiving Day became a national holiday.

How do people celebrate Thanksgiving?

Most people have a big meal with all their family where they eat a massive Turkey – this has become a tradition because it is thought that the Pilgrims probably ate turkey around the time of the first Thanksgiving feast.

Many families include the entire family in the food preparation. Traditional foods include turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, apple, cornbread, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. Many people serve pie for dessert at the end of the meal.

One of the best things about Thanksgiving Day is spending time with family. Many people live far from family members and travel long distances by car, train, or plane to be with their loved ones.

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