Thanksgiving Day is probably the most truly American of the national holidays in the USA.
On Thanksgiving Day, American people gather together with their family und friends to share food and to give thanks for the blessings of the past year. In kitchens across the country, people work to prepare such traditional foods of the season as turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. This American holiday has been celebrated since the early days of the Pilgrims, who set aside a time of festive thanksgiving in response to a plentiful harvest.
The Pilgrims held the first Thanksgiving festival at Plymouth. Massachusetts, in October of 1621. They had arrived there from England the year before on the ship Mayflower. The harsh winter, sickness, and hunger caused the death of over half of the original 100 settlers in their first year there.…
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