Hi there, what’s up?
First and foremost, I would like to wish everyone a very happy thanksgiving! How did you guys celebrate thanksgiving?
So what exactly is thanksgiving; and why is it such a big deal in the US? According to Google.com, thanksgiving is “an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey.” The first ever thanksgiving dinner took place in 1621; a year after the Pilgrims arrive on the coast of the Cape of God, and it was mainly to celebrate their first ever successful harvest. When the Mayflower ship arrived at the Cape of God, most of the passengers were not in good health; they went through storms while on the 65 day voyage from England. Luckily, when they started to move ashore and establish a village, they met an Abenaki Indian who greeted them warmly. Several days later, he came back with Squanto, a Pawtuxet Indian. Squanto had a very unfortunate past; he was kidnapped and then sold into slavery by an English captain. Luckily, he managed to escape and returned to America on an expedition boat. Even though Squanto had been treated badly by Englishmen in the past, he was the one who taught the Pilgrims how to fish, farm, and basically survive. Squanto also helped the Pilgrims forge an alliance with a nearby local tribe, Wampanoag. A year after that, the Pilgrims along with some of the Wampanoag tribe members celebrated what is known to be “the first ever Thanksgiving dinner.”
So that is the history of Thanksgiving. If in the past Thanksgiving was more of a celebration of that year’s harvest, nowadays, Thanksgiving is more of a time to get together with family and appreciate what we have.
Last but not least, here’s a video that I thought was pretty cool. It’s about Thanksgiving, and it was made by nigahiga, and he has the 2nd most subscribers on Youtube. Check it out!
That’s all from me for today, and I hope to see you guys soon!