What you didn't know about Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day: a big day of celebration in the States.
Vector 3 is happy to congratulate all Americans that are now celebrating Thanksgiving. It is a particularly American holiday that evokes images of football, family reunions, roasted turkey with stuffing, pumpkin pie and, of course, the Pilgrims and the Native American tribe Wampanoag, the acknowledged founders of the feast.
Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans gather for a day of feasting, football and family. While today’s Thanksgiving celebrations would likely be unrecognizable to attendees of the original 1621 harvest meal, it continues to be a day for Americans to come together around the table—albeit with some updates to pilgrim’s menu.
But, did you know that...
- Thanksgiving didn't become an annual tradition until 200 years after the 1621's harvest meal?
- The 1621's festivity was not one big meal but a three-day festival of eating, hunting and other entertainment in honour of the pilgrim's first successful harvest?
- The first Thanksgiving didn't include turkey, pumpkin pie or potatoes?
- The President Franklin D. Roosevelt rescheduled Thanksgiving celebration on 1939 in order to extend holiday shopping season?
These are a few curious facts around Thanksgiving history that Vector 3 wanted to share with you. We hope you enjoy this day with the people you love most and we expect you leave your comments and share your happiness with us.