What's the meaning: Thanksgiving History by two Norwegian Girls
November 21, 2018
Once again, it is time for turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, and pumpkin pie to be shared with friends and family. The history of Thanksgiving is a little more complicated than other American Holidays.
Americans typically think of the first Thanksgiving in 1621 with the Pilgrims and the Powhatan Indians. This was a three day celebration to thank the Powhatan Indians for helping the Pilgrims to survive. However, it wasn’t until 1789 when George Washington proclaimed November 26, as a national day of Thanksgiving. Even then it failed to become a yearly tradition.