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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What is Thanksgiving?

Do you know what the people in United State of America going to celebrate this week? Well, if you are here in the State right now or you know someone from the here, I know you know what is the big celebration about. Yeah! It is Thanksgiving Day on Thursday. I had been asking about it to my husband. He told me it started when the settlers first get together. And then I also asked a new friend about that Thanksgiving and she said it is when the Indians meet with the people from England. But before I thought it is all about when the snow weather start and the celebration. Well, so I will try wikipedia and search will see what it says.

Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, currently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863. Thanksgiving was historically a religious observation to give thanks to God.

The event that Americans commonly call the first Thanksgiving was celebrated to give thanks to God for helping the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony survive their first brutal winter in New England. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days, providing enough food for 53 pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. The feast consisted of fish (cod, eels, and bass) and shellfish (clams, lobster, and mussels), wild fowl (ducks, geese, swans, and turkey), venison, berries and fruit, vegetables (peas, pumpkin, beetroot and possibly, wild or cultivated onion), harvest grains (barley and wheat), and the Three Sisters: beans, dried Indian maize or corn, and squash.

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