Introduction and History Of Thanksgiving
The first Thanks giving day and Thanksgiving dinner was celebrated officially by Governor William Bradford in Plymouth Plantation Massachusetts. This celebration occurred in 1621, after the first harvest of the colonists, four men were sent out for fowling on the Thanks Giving Day, around September 30th. The menu for the Thanks giving Dinner was fish, eel, berries, watercress, lobster, dried fruit, clams, and plums.
Governor William Bradford entertained “greatest king Massaoyl” and the native Indians (Wampanoag Indians tribe) in this first Thanks Giving Dinner. This feast lasted three days.
In 1623. After a horrible drought caused the actual celebration. “Thanksgiving” occurred and it was called thanksgiving because the drought finally came to an end after a period of intense praying by the colonists.
In 1644, after almost twenty years , New York celebrated Thanks giving, after Dutch citizens of New York killed nearly 600 Indians and then marched home and “cheerfully” ate the Thanksgiving Dinner. There was a big menu with lots of extremely rich dishes, like “pumpion pye” . That was the name of the pumpkin pies in those days, other entrees cooked with rosemary, parsley, sweet marjoram, nutmeg, pepper, six cloves, etc.
In 1895, there was another Thanks giving dinner held and menu was Oyster soups, Bread sticks, olives, celery, chicken pie, creamed macroni and cheese, sweet potato, squash, turnips, cranberry sauce, lettuce salad, French dressing minced pie, and apple pie.
After sometime it became a yearly celebration and everyone started celebrating thanksgiving as American Holiday On the fourth Thursday in November, everyone sits down with their loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving. A day of expressing thanks to all for all the wonderful things in our lives, like Turkey, mashed potatoes, football, the Macys day Parade, Grandmas secret stuffing recipe, and our families.
Thanks Giving decorations
All decorations have fall color of orange, and lots of other shades, the seasonal gourds and pumpkins most are orange. Different berries and specially cranberries are special of the season. Table settings and table centerpieces are designed with an special touch of thanks giving craft and feel good aspect is taken care of carefully. Ready made thanks giving ideas, by industrial crafts are on sale too.
Paper products are the perfect way to add these seasonal touches for thanksgiving decorations ideas range from table decorated with fall foliage, leaves and acorns, and flowers and personalized table settings, table centerpieces and funny hats if you want the are awesome to create the mood warmth and excitement of Thanksgiving.
You want to have fun through out the day, do not prepare a very rich Turkey Dinner but light on the budget, light for the stomach and light for the body not to pile extra calories before Christmas.
Fun Activities For The Holiday
Enjoy these American Holidays with some foot ball, or Macy’s parade or planning for the black Friday specials in stores, the next day. Stores open before the crack of dawn as parking lots fills very fast. Do not forget the fact that Black Fridays online deals are also on and in many cases much cheaper than retail stores. Carloads of people emerge to take part in the tradition of day after. Thanksgiving sale, long lines and packed retail stores for Christmas shopping.
Also remember, it is your fun holiday, spend your holiday with kids and family. do not over spend, so you may feel bad when credit card bill comes, do not over eat, so you may feel tired and dull.