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Origin of Thanksgiving Day

Origin of Thanksgiving Day

THANKSGIVING DAY – OLDEST NATIONAL HOLIDAY Thanksgiving Day is America’s oldest, national holiday that commemorates a feast from an abundant harvest reaped by the Pilgrims (discontented English Protestants called Separatists) of Plymouth Colony in 1621 after a winter of great suffering from starvation and disease. When the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth in December 1620, they cleared some land and settled, but it was too late in the year to plant so that first winter they starved, with half the colony perishing….

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