Hello again dear friends!
This post is about “Thanksgiving day”. Apart from Christmas, Thanksgiving is the most important festivity in the USA. It became a feast in the early days of the American colonies almost four hundred years ago.
In 1620 a boat filled with more than one hundred people sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to settle in the New World. This religious group, called Pilgrim Fathers, had begun to question the beliefs of the Church of England and they wanted to separate from it. Their first winter in the New World was difficult. They had arrived too late to grow many crops, and without fresh food, half the colony died from disease.
The following spring the Iroquois Indians taught them how to grow corn. They also showed how to hunt and fish. In the autumn of 1621, The Pilgrim Father to thank God and the Local Indians had a feast. After the USA became an independent country, Congress declared the fourth Thursday in November” Thanksgiving Day” a national holiday.
Turkey, corn, pumpkins and cranberry sauce are important symbols of this festivity. You can click the pictures and watch the video about this important festivity in the USA. Enjoy!!!