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Thanksgiving Holiday.

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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.

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1) The pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621 in Plymouth Massachusetts, and they were joined by Native Americans.

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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.

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3)President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a day of celebration with an official Holiday being named by the USA congress in 1941. Go Congress!​

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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​

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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.

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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.​

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