Happy Thanksgiving Day（origin）
Thanksgiving Day (Thanksgiving Day) is an ancient holiday created by the American people. It is also a holiday for American families to get together. In the beginning, there was no fixed date for Thanksgiving, which was temporarily decided by each state in the United States. It was not until 1863, after American independence, that President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday. In 1941, the U.S. Congress officially designated the fourth Thursday of November as "Thanksgiving". The Thanksgiving holiday generally lasts from Thursday to Sunday
The origin of Thanksgiving can be traced back to the beginning of American history, originating from the early immigrants in Plymouth, Massachusetts. These immigrants were called Puritans when they were British. Because they were dissatisfied with the incomplete religious reform of the Church of England and the political suppression and religious persecution of them by the King of England and the Church of England, these Puritans broke away from the Church of England and went to the Netherlands. , and later decided to move to the uninhabited land on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, hoping to live religiously and freely according to his own wishes.
In 1620, the famous "Mayflower" ship arrived in America, carrying 102 Puritans who could not endure the religious persecution in Britain. In the winter between 1620 and 1621, they met refugees and brought them daily necessities. They also sent people to teach them how to hunt, fish, and grow corn and pumpkins. With the help of the Indians, the immigrants finally got a good harvest. On the day of celebrating the harvest, according to religious traditions and customs, the immigrants set a day to thank God and decided to invite the Indians to celebrate the festival together to thank them for their sincere help.
On Thursday in late November 1621, the Pilgrims and the 90 Indians brought by Massassod gathered together to celebrate the first Thanksgiving in American history. They fired a salute at dawn and lined up into a church. They would devoutly express their gratitude to God, then light a bonfire and hold a grand banquet. The hunted turkeys would be made into delicious dishes to entertain the Indians. On the second and third days, wrestling, racing, singing, dancing and other activities were held. The male Puritans went out hunting and catching turkeys, while the women made delicacies at home using corn, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and fruits. In this way, white people and Indians gathered around the bonfire, chatted while eating, and sang and danced. The entire celebration lasted for three days. Many of the ways in which the first Thanksgiving was celebrated have been passed down to future generations.
In the beginning, there was no fixed date for Thanksgiving in the United States, which was decided temporarily by each state. It was not until 1863, after American independence, that President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday. In 1941, the United States Congress officially designated the fourth Thursday of November each year as Thanksgiving Day. The Thanksgiving holiday generally lasts from Thursday to Sunday. In 1879, the Canadian Parliament declared November 6 as Thanksgiving Day and a national holiday. Subsequently Throughout the years, the date of Thanksgiving changed many times until January 31, 1957, when the Canadian Parliament declared the second week of October each year as Thanksgiving Day. On this day, we thank Almighty God for blessing Canada and giving abundant harvests.