Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Day

Celebrated as the national holiday in the United States to commemorate the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony in 1621 after a winter of great starvation and privation, this day was proclaimed as Thanksgiving Day in that year itself by the then Governor William Bradford, while the feast was shared by all the colonists and the neighboring Native Americans. Since then, the tradition of observing Thanksgiving Day has continued. People take part in the festivities with full joy and enthusiasm to celebrate the harvest and blessings granted upon them in the previous year.

Happy Thanksgiving!
 from Tangled Trees
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1 comment:

The Path Traveled said...

Happy Thanksgiving from Our Home to yours!