By: Diana Avila Gutierrez October 30th, 2020
Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated back in 1621 when Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians had a feast. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday.
When the Pilgrims harvest became successful they held a celebration and invited Native Americans. There isn’t an exact menu of what the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians had for the celebration. There is evidence that there were wild Turkeys and that men went fowling. For fowling the men could get any type of bird, not exactly Turkeys.
George Washington later named the first Thanksgiving in America in 1789 to celebrate the United States of Americas independence.
If it weren’t for Sarah Josepha Hale who wrote letters to Lincoln and convinced him to make Thanksgiving a National holiday there might not have been Thanksgiving today.
Thanksgiving is now a day to thank and eat dinner with family and friends.
Foods to eat during Thanksgiving
- Pumpkin Pie
- Apple Pie
Did you know that at least 46 million turkeys are killed for Thanksgiving! Many presidents have pardoned turkeys and have let them live.
Creative things to do for Thanksgiving
- Thankful Jar (In a jar make paper slips and write down things you are thankful for)
- Thanksgiving bingo
- Question Game
- Thanksgiving photo booth
- Muggle Quidditch
- Turkey Bowling
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