Thanksgiving is celebrated in Canada the second Monday of October and is associated with the harvest. In the United States it’s celebrated every final Thursday in November, as proclaimed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Still, the holiday is much older than that. The very first American Thanksgiving could have originated in Virginia in 1619, commemorating the safe arrival of the ship, The Margaret, to the new world. Even more famous is the dinner held by pilgrims and Wampanoag natives in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Today, Thanksgiving is a time to return home to the family and give thanks for the year’s blessings. Roasted turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and Brussels sprouts are all common foods on the Thanksgiving table, and you can watch a traditional football game as well! Everything goes as long as you’re surrounded by your loved ones!