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It’s that time of year again! A time for turkey, holiday parades, family get-togethers and filling up on pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce.  Held on the fourth Thursday of every November, Thanksgiving is a time to thank those important people in your lives and celebrate good times from the year.  Here are some interesting facts regarding the first Thanksgiving! Take a look!

 

Facts:

  • By 1621, only half of the pilgrims survived from living in America a year after sailing from the Mayflower. Those survivors, thankful to be alive, created a huge feast.
  • Celebrated the first Thanksgiving day in Plymouth Massachusetts
  • The drink brought from the Pilgrims on their voyage was beer.
  • Wampanoag Indians helped the pilgrim’s farm and live in this new environment.

For more facts check out The Holiday Spot http://www.theholidayspot.com/thanksgiving/trivia.htm

 

To learn more about the history of the holiday, watch this short video! History Channel History of the Thanksgiving Holiday  

Fun videos about the history of the famous traditional holiday foods!

Turkey http://www.history.com/videos/history-of-the-thanksgiving-holiday#holiday-foods-thanksgiving---turkey

Cranberries http://www.history.com/videos/holiday-foods-thanksgiving---pumpkin-pie#holiday-foods-thanksgiving---cranberry-bog

Pumpkin pie http://www.history.com/videos/history-of-the-thanksgiving-holiday#holiday-foods-thanksgiving---pumpkin-pie

 

Need some inspiration for that thanksgiving feast? Food Network http://www.foodnetwork.com/thanksgiving-menus/package/index.html has a whole list of 14 different menu recipes to try this thanksgiving!

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