Thanksgiving, a time where we share thanks to the community and remember about all the things we are grateful for. We all gather around a table and enjoy eating a big feast with our family and friends. Though, why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving started back when the new settlers of the New World, the colonist and pilgrims came to America. The big feast was a way for the native Americans and pilgrims to come together. It was also a way for the pilgrims to celebrate their first harvest on the new land. Throughout the celebration they danced, sang, and played games.
During the civil war, President Abraham Lincoln announced that Thanksgiving would be a national holiday that would be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. To have a day that’s for peace, harmony, tranquility and Union. To help heal the wounds, heartbreak from the civil war. Also, it will be a day that brings peace to the lands all over for a day of peace.
Today we think of Thanksgiving as a day to be thankful. A day to honor the harvests of the year and the early settlers and native Americans that came together. Throughout the years the traditions have changed. We now watch the Macy’s parade, watch the football game, and share what we are thankful for.