Thanksgiving History


Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in the United States, Canada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia. Thanksgiving is a holiday where you host a feast with family and friends. Thanksgiving originates from pilgrims who immigrated from England who brought their Days of Fasting tradition with them. The first Thanksgiving was held in 1921 in Massachusetts. After the American revolution George Washington declared November 26th a national day of thanksgiving. Later, Thanksgiving was changed to celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. In the modern day, Thanksgiving is a feast held between family and friends to celebrate blessings and the harvest. The feast traditionally contains stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, bread, pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, mac and cheese, corn, and turkey. Thanksgiving is also celebrated in other ways such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.