The Festive Origins of Thanksgiving

The Festive Origins of Thanksgiving

The origins of The month that many celebrate but not all are Thanksgiving, a time of the year where you and your family get together with tons of food and feast and have a great time talking and getting a closer connection with another.


The First Thanksgiving took place during 1621 the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast and this was said to have been the first thanksgiving known to society.


“It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November”.


This quote above explains that Thanksgiving officially became a national day to celebrate every November and this would last until today cause like they say “the old is the best new”.


“Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends”.


The Quote is explaining that as time goes on traditions and religions change and just won’t be the same as it was originally held in the 1621’s, for instance something that was added was the Thanksgiving day parade the most largest and famous attraction having 2-3 million people along the 2.5 miles road.


“Although the American concept of Thanksgiving developed in the colonies of New England, its roots can be traced back to the other side of the Atlantic.”