Greetings, my name is Sam, and today I'm going to be talking to you all about something I've never experienced myself, but I've heard a lot about it. No, not that Thanksgiving. I've seen it in films and TV, but sadly, it's not celebrated here in Britain. Not to worry, though, because we have the queen's birthday. We don't get a day off for it, though, or a turkey dinner. That crop really. So I'm actually quite British in a way anyway.
Why should you stay away from characters with hats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?
Why would you make a pie out of pumpkins?
Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated in various states in various countries including but not limited to the United States, Canada, Liberia, and several of the Caribbean islands. For the purposes of this article, we're going to be focusing on American Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks. I know it for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Today, it's an occasion to spend time with family and loved ones and to be appreciative of all the good things in life like stuffing and mayonnaise.
In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. This means that Thanksgiving can occur as early as the 22nd of November and as late as the twenty-eighth
The modern celebration of Thanksgiving in the US usually involves a large meal known as Thanksgiving dinner. Not very imaginative names. Either way, which features a large roasted turkey, serve the variety of side dishes, including mashed potato stuffing and cranberry sauce.
The common Thanksgiving traditions include attending or watching parades, giving to charity, and watching American football and Thanksgiving specials on TV as the Good Lord intended.
while prayers and celebrations are giving thanks exist in virtually all religions and cultures. The history of Thanksgiving in North America is rooted in English traditions of giving thanks dating back to the Protestant Reformation, in which critics of the Catholic Church broke off to form their own Christian denominations.
Some of these groups wanted to replace most of or all the traditional religious holidays with days of fasting and days of Thanksgiving. Days of fasting would be held in response to events perceived to indicate God's disapproval, whereas days of Thanksgiving would celebrate events perceived to indicate God's favor and mercy
The story of Thanksgiving begins in the year 16 20, when a group of 102 English settlers, now known as the Pilgrims, traveled to America on the Mayflower and established the Plymouth Colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This was the second successful permanent settlement by the Europeans in what is now the United States following the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, and 67.
Soon after they arrived, the settlers were taught how to catch eels and grow corn for the local Wampanoag tribe of Native Americans, contributing to the success of the colony.
The following year and 16 21, the pilgrims celebrated their bountiful harvest with an enormous feast held in early autumn in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and celebrated together by the pilgrims and the Native Americans. This is commonly recognized as the first-ever Thanksgiving.
It's believed that this first Thanksgiving was attended by 50 pilgrims, just over half the settlers reaching America. In fact, some historians believe that as few as only five women were present at that first Thanksgiving. The first Thanksgiving was also attended by roughly 90 Wampanoag Indians. It was a proper old knee up.
Unlike today's traditional Thanksgiving dinner, the very first Thanksgiving dinner did not feature Turkey as a main cooked Avión. The first Thanksgiving dinner was probably centered around a cooked duck, goose.
There were also no forks for the very first Thanksgiving. Folks didn't become a popular utensil until the 18th century, and as such, the first Thanksgiving dinner was likely consumed using spoons, knives, and hopefully washed hands.
On the 3rd of October 1789, the first president of the United States, George Washington, declared the twenty-sixth in November 1789 as a National Day of Thanksgiving and prayer, constituting the first formal proclamation of Thanksgiving.
After Washington left office, other presidents like John Adams and James Madison also declared days of Thanksgiving. However, several early U.S. presidents actively disapproved of National Thanksgiving Day, such as Thomas Jefferson, who is thought to oppose the holiday based on the belief that such a proclamation would violate the separation of church and state. On one occasion, Jefferson condemned the idea of a federal Thanksgiving proclamation as the most ridiculous idea ever conceived.
Thanksgiving was made an official federal holiday by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, right in the middle of the American Civil War. Abe Lincoln proclaimed that on the 26th of November, the final Thursday of the month, there would be a national day of.
Thanksgiving and praise to our benefit and father who dwelleth in the heavens. You can't prove that's not what he sounded like by the White House. Good impression. And Jefferson wasn't kidding about the whole separation of church and state.
Lincoln was prompted to make Thanksgiving official by the actions of a magazine editor named Sarah Christopher Hale, who passionately believe that the National Day of Thanksgiving with the United Nation careering toward civil war after an incredible 17 years of campaigning and writing letters, President Lincoln finally made Thanksgiving a national holiday.
Amazingly, the woman who made Thanksgiving official has another interesting claim to fame. As Hale also wrote the popular nursery rhyme, Mary had a little lamb.
In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt decided to change the date of Thanksgiving from the last Thursday of November to the second to last in an attempt to stimulate the economy during the Great Depression by giving more people time to shop at Christmas.
Unfortunately, however, the change of date caused a lot of confusion. Most states held Thanksgiving on its original date, and three states Colorado, Mississippi, and Texas celebrated the holiday on both weeks.
The result in public outcry caused by Roosevelt's date change was. So profound that many people mockingly referred to the Thanksgiving date as Franks giving. After only two years, the U.S. government abandoned the new policy and set the fourth Thursday, November as the legal date of Thanksgiving