Living in the southern hemisphere we do not celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving
However as this holiday is approaching I thought I would look up some facts about the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
I was curious so I decided to pass on a few facts.
5 facts I didn’t know about Thanksgiving.
1) The pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621 in Plymouth Massachusetts, and they were joined by Native Americans.
2) Pumpkin pie made it to the very 2ndthanksgiving menu way back in 1622.
the original pumpkin pie was made by hollowing out pumpkins then making a custard with milk and spices
and roasting the whole vegetable in a fire.
Sounds yum! I think I will try and make a pumpkin pie.
3)President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a day of celebration with an official Holiday being named by the USA congress in 1941. Go Congress!
4)1924 is the year of the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade (that I had heard of).
You know Macy’s the department store.
It’s the parade that features in a lot of Hollywood movies
5) Apparently a lot of folk watch big football matchs,
called the NFL Thanksgiving classic, which began on Thanksgiving in 1934.
I found these for the line up this year, 2018
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints
This sounds a lot like holidays at home as well.
And of course the Holiday is a reason for families and friends to gather, share a meal, watch a football match or a parade, and just be Thankful.
Seems like a good reason to have a holiday and this year, 2018, it is on November 22nd.
Happy Thanksgiving Chessie.