What Is Thanksgiving And How Is It Celebrated?
Thanksgiving is a harvest festival of America and Europe, started in the 17th century in the United States of America (Back then, the new world).
Along with harvest, it was also celebrated as a joy of successful ship landings in a new landmass, victory in a war, and the end of a severe drought.
By observing Thanksgiving, people usually say thanks to their almighty god for his blessings on them.
Although the exact year, date and month are still controversial, it is said that the first ever Thanksgiving was observed in 1621.
As a joy of success in the first harvest in the new world, 53 English Pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts organized the event in 1621.
It is said that on the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims invited a group of 90 Wampanoag Native Americans to join the dinner party.
However, according to many historians, the story is fake and has no proper evidence.
They believe, the story was created in the days of the American Civil War to calm down the ongoing situation and unify the feelings of Americans.
How Do People Celebrate Thanksgiving Day?
Thanksgiving is a Christian Puritan tradition, started by the 53 English Pilgrims in the United States of America.
This is a day of feasting and prayer in the name of almighty god to say thanks for pouring his blessings on his children and making them successful.
Along with that, people in the United States celebrate it with an amazing Thanksgiving dinner with roasted turkey, pumpkin pie, turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, etc.
Did You Know?
Although, having turkey for Thanksgiving dinner has become a tradition-like thing nowadays, but still it is unknown when and how it became the dinner’s main decoration.
It is said that during the first Thanksgiving dinner, Pilgrims didn’t have any turkey meat.