the history of thanksgiving


Kyera Adkins

This article is going to be about thanksgiving. A fun fact is that some people don’t decorate until after thanksgiving. I think Thanksgiving is about showing your thankful. This article is going to show how it started and why we celebrate it.

In 1621 Plymouth colonists and wampanoag shared a autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first thanksgiving celebrations. Thanksgiving is celebrated on various dates in the United States and it is a national holiday. It began as a day for giving thanks for blessings of the harvest and for the preceding year.

The American holiday is particularly rich in legend and symbolism. The traditional fare of thanksgiving is the meal typically includes turkey, bread stuffing potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie. Sarah Josepha hale campaigned for a national thanksgiving in the united states in the 19th century. Eventually president Abraham supported it in 1863. Him and subsequent presidents proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday until 1941.

Thanksgiving is an annual holiday in the United states and Canada the harvest and blessings of the past year. In the United States Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Specified in a joint passed down by congress in 1941 a proclamation issued by president Franklin D Roosevelt in 1942.

Thanksgiving to me is to celebrate your thanks with everyone and to spend time with your family. This article showed you some of the history behind thanksgiving. It shows how it started and how it came to the United states. Some people like to set up their Christmas decorations in November and some like to wait until thanksgiving is over.