Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Hope you are enjoying this holiday of thanks. I found some interesting facts about this feasting holiday:
Lots of people know that the First Thanksgiving was with the Pilgrims and Native Americans, but did you know that it wasn’t an official holiday until 1863? In the middle of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday to be celebrated every November. It’s celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November. Now, even though we still celebrate Thanksgiving, lots has changed from how it used to be. People didn’t eat turkey at the first Thanksgiving. They ate seals, swans, deer, corn, shellfish, and lobster. It just depended on which people brought each food. The Pilgrims didn’t have any ovens or sugar, so they didn’t have any cakes or pies like we do today. The Native Americans and Pilgrims ate together for three days as they celebrated a harvest feast.
The Pilgrims were thankful to the Native Americans for the food. So what are you thankful for? I’m thankful for my loving family (including my cat), my friends, and the roof over my head.