Thanksgiving History

Thanksgiving Day History
History of Thanksgiving

Learn the history and origin of Thanksgiving Day.

There is yet another Thanksgiving approaching with lot of celebration. People are now a days celebrating Thanksgiving all over the world. But have we ever thought about the Thanksgiving History. Inspired from various other traditional celebrations, the Thanksgiving of the United States of America has derived the modern Thanksgiving. Lets dive into the ocean of the Thanksgiving History and find out its true origin and its ultimate celebration in the US.

Most Americans believe that the first American Thanksgiving was a feast that took place in the autumn of 1621, at Plymouth Plantation, Massachusetts. In 1620, a group led by separatists from the Church of England landed at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts. In the autumn of 1621, they celebrated a three-day harvest feast with the native Wampanoag people, without whom they would not have survived the winter of 1620. This event was not viewed as a thanksgiving celebration at the time; the colony would not have a Thanksgiving observance until 1623 — and that was a religious observance rather than a feast.

The first known thanksgiving feast or festival in North America was celebrated by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and the people he called “Tejas” (members of the Hasinai group of Caddo-speaking Native Americans) on 23 May 1541 in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas, to celebrate his expedition’s discovery of food supplies. In the sense of a feast in gratitude to God celebrated by Europeans in North America, this has a claim to be the true first North American Thanksgiving. The next was apparently celebrated a quarter-century later on September 8, 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida. When Pedro Menéndez de Avilés landed, he and his men shared a feast with the aboriginal peoples. Yet another, first true Thanksgiving in territory which is now part of the United States is the feast that the party of Don Juan de Oñate celebrated April 30, 1598 near the site of San Elizario, Texas with the Manso Indians (Adams and Kendrick). offers you a glimpse of condensed and abridged History of Thanksgiving to share wit hevery one. And navigate through our website for more informattion on other festivals.

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