Family, Food, and Gratefulness: Thanksgiving 2022
The most popular holiday season is here, Families reuniting for a feast of delicious food and giving thanks for all their yearly blessings, also welcoming another year of blessing. The origin of this tradition is a blend of myths and facts from history.
Here are some interesting facts that all of us should know about Thanksgiving
Turkey wasn’t on the menu!
The first Thanksgiving celebrated in 1621 as a three-day festival didn’t actually have Turkey on its menu. Ducks, geese, and swans were served along with cranberries and pumpkins.
The Thanksgiving Day song
We are all familiar with the song “Jingle Bells”, the popularized Christmas anthem was initially intended to be a thanksgiving song! The song was previously titled “ One Horse Open Sleigh”.
Declaration of the National Holiday
President Abraham Lincoln is the one who declared Thanksgiving as a National Holiday on the 4th Thursday of every November celebrating the success of the establishment of colonies and settlements of Europeans thanking the Native Americans.
Pardoning of Turkey
Every Thanksgiving, The President of the United States is presented with a live turkey. He pardons Turkey from being slaughtered, and the turkey after being pardoned is let to live on a farm for the rest of its life.