In American history some days are celebrated passionately, Thanksgiving Day is one of them. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful day that brings happiness and pleasure to the minds, souls, and bodies of people. It has been celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. This day comes with a federal holiday in the country.
Many people have different views about the history of Thanksgiving Day the most common is sharing of autumn harvest feast of colonists and Wampanoag Indians in Massachusetts. But, some historians said that Florida was the right place for the first celebrations of Thanksgiving Day instead of Massachusetts in North America. However, the most supported is the Plymouth colony. The Earliest Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in 1621 in the Plymouth colony by the pilgrims after their first harvest in the new world. Many meals are associated with this day but it’s totally up to you how you enjoy this day either by decorating the dining tables with a variety of food or standing with the parades.
Dishes of Thanksgiving Day
The earliest thanksgivings took the form of a church service rather than a meal. As no records have been found about the exact menu of thanksgiving dining in the past. Some culinary historians believe that the food served on the first thanksgiving consisted of seafood. However, some local vegetables were common at that time was beans, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, peas and especially corn, which was found in tremendous amounts after the first harvest, might have been used.
Besides local vegetables, Turkish food is mostly cooked in restaurants and highly served in the dining of thanksgiving in the United States.
As research had shown Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated regularly and eagerly in the United States and similar ones. And the people have changed their ways to celebrate this wonderful day according to their family rituals. Some religious American families prefer to join cathedrals for a special thanks to God. They extend their day by providing a religious service. It has also been observed the ritual of eating Turkish with the combination of seafood is also getting fame in the American states regarding this day.
Busiest Day in the USA
This day has been found one of the busiest days of the year because people meet with their loved ones, and they arrange dinner and parties with their family and friends. The Day is also considered as the busiest day for travel aspects in the USA. Due to overcrowding of people, roads become congested. Some Seasonal parades and football games can also disrupt. Also, some cities and towns arrange parades during the Thanksgiving weekends.
Watching and playing football has now another modern addition on Thanksgiving. After having dinner with their family, they go to the stadiums for amusing with football tournaments and parades on local roads.
The Day after Thanks Giving Day
The day after Thanksgiving Day is celebrated as the “Back Friday” in California and similar states. It is also a state holiday in more than 20 states. So, this day comes with a complete package enjoyment in the form of long weekends and bargain shopping.
It had been observed from the last few decades the people celebrating Thanksgiving Day are increasing rapidly especially the youngsters of North America and Canada.