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Giving thanks for the Creator’s gifts had always been a part of Wampanoag daily life. From ancient times, Native People of North America have held ceremonies to give thanks for successful harvests, for the hope of a good growing season in the early spring, and for other good fortune such as the birth of a child. Giving thanks was, and still is, the primary reason for ceremonies or celebrations.
As with Native traditions in America, celebrations – complete with merrymaking and feasting – in England and throughout Europe after a successful crop are as ancient as the harvest-time itself. In 1621, when their labors were rewarded with a bountiful harvest after a year of sickness and scarcity, the Pilgrims gave thanks to God and celebrated His bounty in the Harvest Home tradition with feasting and sport (recreation). To these people of strong Christian faith, this was not merely a revel; it was also a joyous outpouring of gratitude.
The arrival of the Pilgrims and Puritans brought new Thanksgiving traditions to the American scene. Today’s national Thanksgiving celebration is a blend of two traditions: the New England custom of rejoicing after a successful harvest, based on ancient English harvest festivals; and the Puritan Thanksgiving, a solemn religious observance combining prayer and feasting.
Florida, Texas, Maine and Virginia each declare itself the site of the First Thanksgiving and historical documents support the various claims. Spanish explorers and other English Colonists celebrated religious services of thanksgiving years before Mayflower arrived. However, few people knew about these events until the 20th century. They were isolated celebrations, forgotten long before the establishment of the American holiday, and they played no role in the evolution of Thanksgiving. But as James W. Baker states in his book,Thanksgiving: The Biography of an American Holiday, “despite disagreements over the details” the 3-day event in Plymouth in the fall of 1621 was “the historical birth of the American Thanksgiving holiday.”(plimoth.org)
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I wanted to take the time to say Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all of my readers out there!
I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving with much more eating to come when Christmas comes around.
I’ve added my Mom’s Delicious Southern Recipes that will make your dishes the success of the party; so make sure you take a look at them.
Outside of that, I had a great Thankgiving with all of my family coming together, with a super duper delicious meal that you see in the picture and another celebration of thanking our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ & Jehovah for all of the wonderful blessings we have had this year!
Our meal consisted of a mystical honey ham, succulent turkey, whimsical macaroni and cheese, unprecedented potato salad, dangerously flavorful cabbage, historical tidbits, flavor exploding corn, with soothing jasmine rice and mouth watering biscuits.
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Thanks for joining me in today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run!
Cheers from my family to yours!!! God bless you all!
Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!
Trevis Dampier Sr.
William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation: S.E. Morison, ed. Knopf. N.Y., 1952. p 90 (2015 ) Thanksgiving History Retrieved from http://www.plimoth.org/learn/multimedia-reference-library/read-articles-and-writings/thanksgiving-history