The Origin of Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is the United States and Canada shared Festival, created by the people of the United States, the intention was to thank God given good harvest, thanks to help from the indians. In America, Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November every year, and from that date will be on leave for two days; while the Canadian and American Thanksgiving at different times, the second Monday of October.

Everyone agrees the dinner must be roast turkey. A turkey with a bread dressing to absorb the delicious juices flowing during baking, but cooking techniques often because of family and regions vary, what filler application is difficult to get consistent.

As a matter of fact, Thanksgiving Day is America’s preeminent day. It has a very interesting history. Its origin can be traced back to the 16th when the first thanksgiving dinner is said to have taken place. In 1620, a small sailboat named the Mayflower left England for the new world. The Mayflower headed for the Jamestown colony on the warm shore of Virginia. Its one hundred passengers were the Pilgrims. They were looking for a place where they could worship God in their own way. The trip to America was long and hard. There were storms and the ship was really crowded. When they got to America, it was winter and there were no food or houses. Many of the pilgrims died from sickness, starvation and freezing to death. There were some people who lived in America already. We called them Indians. They saw the Pilgrims suffering and they decided to help them. They showed them how to hunt and fish, how to grow corn and pumpkins and helped them build houses out of the trees there so they can live a life there and they decided that they needed to have a feast and celebrate. They would invited their friends–the Indians. They had a great feast that lasted for a whole week, and they ate turkey , fish , deer, sweet potatoes, corn and pumpkin. They played games. But the first thing they did was to say a prayer of Thanksgiving to God for giving them friends, food, houses and a place to live where they could go to any church they wanted.


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