Thursday, November 22, 2012
Harvest Celebration of 1621
Happy Harvest Celebration of 1621! That was what the first Thanksgiving was called. I read this great article in Smithsonian Magazine, and thought you might enjoy it too. Lots of interesting stuff about the first Thanksgiving (as we call it now), and what food was (and wasn't!) served then.
The article also has some good stuff about how we got to the holiday we now celebrate. It seems a certain Mrs. Hale petitioned thirteen presidents, until Abraham Lincoln gave the official holiday the go-ahead... (Man. We should call it Mrs. Hale day!)
So, if your day is a little hectic, as holidays can sometimes be, take a little break, read the article, and then wow your friends and family with Thanksgiving Fun Facts at your holiday table!
Above all, please enjoy your day. Even if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, why not take a little minute to be thankful anyway?