“Thank you” History is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. Alice Walker this quote is something which you have to understand. Why thanksgiving day is important? we have to feel grateful for having everything not only thank you to god but as well your family, relatives, friends. Be grateful that you are together.
In September 1620, a small ship called the mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying some 102 passengers seeking a new home. They were seeking beliefs and faith in which they live with prosperity and practice their religion harmoniously in the New World. The way to something new was not easy it was treacherous and stressful which continued 66 days. Now when they reached the mouth of the Hudson River. After one month, they are crossing Massachusetts Bay. Where the Pilgrims, as they are now commonly known established Plymouth.
On a small ship, as the season was winter, people were congested and scarcity of food and sanitation led to various infectious diseases and deaths. Mostly survived and lived to see their first New England spring. As these colonists hold their faiths to live, time passes by moving forward greeted by the Abenaki tribe in English. A couple of days Squanto. A member of the Pawtuxet tribe who kidnapped by the English sea captain and enslaved by them. He managed to escape to London and come back to his native place.
He also managed to enlighten the poor, hungry, and miserable mayflowers ‘on how to start a new life. What to do devastated and awestruck after a loaded heavy destroying catastrophe on mind during these voyaging days. They have given up and needed psychological help which comes with Squanto who teaches them to cultivate corn use every natural resource in their favor to upgrade and transform their belittle condition. He showed how to catch fish in the rivers avoid harmful poisonous plants. As animals protect themselves by living in groups and prides.
In November 1621, pilgrims first corn harvested proved good. Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory party and invited native American allies. The history of thanksgiving comes unclear and confusing when. It comes to their roots as there were no records found or exists of the first thanksgiving exact menu. We little know that the first thanksgiving comes from the pilgrim chronicler.
Edward Winslow wrote history
Our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruits of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl, as with a little help beside, served the Company almost other Recreations, we exercised our arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and amongst the rest, their king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they wanted out and killed five deer, which they brought to the plantation and bestowed on our Governor, and upon the Captain and others. Although it is not always so plentiful, a sit was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God. We are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.
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Important Point for history
- Historians speculate that mayflowers were not had any meal which contain sugars featuring pies, cakes desserts which are now a must-have to celebrate something.
- History in 1817, New York became the first of several states to officially adopt an annual Thanksgiving holiday. Whereas other parts of the south were not known of the thanksgiving, slowly and steady. It became a tradition and larger groups of people accepted and it became a tradition.
- In 1827, prolific writer and magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale wrote many nursery rhymes “Mary Had a Little lamb” to popularize and flourish thanksgiving as a national holiday. For almost 36 years, she published his works and she got the nickname “Mother of Thanksgiving”.
- As the days passes away new president Abraham Lincoln proclaimed. Thanksgiving for the final Thursday in November, and it was celebrated every year until 1939. Abraham Lincoln saddened by the Civil war asks God to “commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lame table civil strife” to heal the wounds of the nation.
Thanksgiving Transformation over time in history
Earlier Thanksgiving was sought as the human altogether and rise to happiness, people suffering and misery, at last, concluded with Thanksgiving but as time passes every generation modifies with their cultural values and opinions. These celebrations are escapes from the suffering and pithiness of human life. Now in the so-called modern world, it has some different meanings altogether, it has become fast and fun and on top of it turkey the bird is symbolizing thanksgiving.
It has lost all its etymological meaning and its religious significance altogether. Instead, it now moves around a bountiful feast and party cooking mouth-watering foods with family and friends. Turkey is becoming a Thanksgiving staple with the holiday. Today almost 90 percent of Americans eat the bird–whether roasted, baked, or deep-fries on thanksgiving, other traditional foods were mashed potatoes, cranberry juice, and pumpkin pie. It can transform it totally and this meaning and reason to celebrate, now it just tongues pleasure foods and a form of entertainment.
Time and time again man just wants a form of escape and in the modern world parades are an integral part of the holiday. Presented by Macy department store since1924, New York Cities Thanksgiving Day parade. It has become the largest and most famous attracting people all over the world around 2 to 3 million spectators along its 2.5-mile route and drawing an epic television audience. It typically features marching bands, performers, elaborate floats conveying various celebrities, and giant balloons shaped like cartoon characters.
History in the arrival of mid 20 century. The president realized that the turkey birds are in great suffering as the demand for the birds was massively increasing and farmers were pressurized on every annual thanksgiving day. Poor birds were traumatized and their population was affected in a bad way. So to give a break to all this president of the united states ordered to pardon turkey each year and to send them farms to retire and live their life. Later on, the U.S governor also performs a similar pardoning ritual.
At the end of the day as we can see that humans are exploiting everything not a single thing left to air to land everything which creates havoc in the world. Nowadays no one cares about the turkeys at all. What they care about are their pleasure and their own selfish projected things. You may not kill the turkey for the whole year but on the day of thanksgiving, you kill or say eat the whole year turkey on one day.
It has to be the end and immediate action should take place. This is a danger to the environment and our ecosystem to nature, we may say it is just a single species o be or escape in any form of illusions. It may not affect us today but shortly we will pay for it. One can realize it on his own that humans tend to give any attention to details and that details end up eating him enslaving them and slowly withdraw then ending comes.
In history Some scholars suggest other theories and events happened related to thanksgiving , such as European settlers in North America that predate the pilgrims celebration. In 1565, for instance The Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez de Avile invited members of the local Timucua tribe to a dinner in St . Augustine, Florida , after holding a mass to thank God for his crew safe arrival. Some suggest that the Plymouth really constituted the first thanksgiving in the United states.
It is still unclear to this day that thanksgiving is rooted from where and when. Historians explores and say that On December 4 , 1619. When 38 British settlers reached a site known as Berkeley hundred on the banks of Virginia James river. They read proclamation designating the date as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God.
There is also a notion of (history) some native Americans and many others take issue of how the Thanksgiving story is presented to the American public and especially to school children. Since 1970 protesters have gathered on thanksgiving day at the top of Cole hill which overlooks Plymouth Rock , to commemorate a “ National Day of Mourning”. Similar prepositions and events ae held in others parts of the nations.
Ancient Origins History
The American concept of Thanksgiving developed in the colonies of New England, its roots are traced back to the Atlantics. The Plymouth and the Mayflowers were consider the original people. Who brought this ritual of thanksgiving but people wanna listen what they think is right . This brings a hard man ship of struggle and misery in the roots ;man has conquered fear and have courage to overcame every obstacle and hurdle to propagate his motive and agenda. The celebration based on the notion of power and thanking of the God. The unknown for everything and giving plenty to rely on basically. It is an annual celebration which encapsulate cultures, continents, and millennia.
In ancient times ,the Greeks , Egyptians and Romans feasted lavishly and paid homage to their particular Gods after the fall harvest. The Jewish people also resembles same harvesting festival of Sukkot .The mystery was altogether finding its ways to escape to the modern world. It has become a non – prolific investigation in the incoming of the festival of Thanksgiving , and it should put to an end because the more our generations are building and forgetting the real reason and its meaning. This is no validation to without validation a festival is just like a tree without. Its roots in the deep soil one day the tree going to fall and it will never stand back.
It goes for everything the same and to understand. One must forgive one another and forget the past all memories of it , one must come to it afresh and investigate everything so that the life should come to it naturally without effort and practice of the tradition. It obliged that finally historians have noted that Native Americans had a rich tradition of commemorating the fall harvest with feasting.
Importance of thanksgiving day
It is a special holiday which you have to celebrate with your family. What is good beyond this that you are spending whole day with your family & friends. Some people became more modern. They don’t like to celebrate this day but you have to tell your children, or friends about this tradition. Try to aware them what is feast or how to celebrate it.
Firstly, you have to be thankful and this is not from outer side. You have to feel this emotion that you are very grateful for everything. You have such as if you have good knowledge, good house, or good children. Good family even, as much things still you have to be thankful that you are alive your breathing works. Be grateful for a single thing you have.
Sharing is caring
As you all know that sharing is caring. So, try to follow this quote on this day and share as much as you can. Build a tradition to giving not only taking. Make some food shelter or give food or clothes to poor ones. If you will give some thing to needy ones god will give you more.
This is the time when all people make food with their choice. So, ask your every family member about their favourite dishes and make together. This will increase love between among your family members. If you don’t have so much make little feast and enjoy together. It don’t matter, how much we have its matter whom we are celebrating and family is the most important part of it. Especially for youngsters, they have to celebrate with their parents or siblings.
Therefore, every tradition or festival is unique in their own way. If you became modern don’t left traditions because traditions have power to help your family to get together. Enjoy every festival with safety, love and care. If you have more knowledge about this type of topic. It helps for all people who are interested in all subject.