Thanksgiving: A Time To Celebrate FamilyPosted in Announcements by CashCrate Dana
Though there is some debate, the “First USA Thanksgiving” is commonly traced to the Plymouth feast in 1621. The feast celebrated a good harvest. Different states observed Thanksgiving on different dates until 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed it to be the last Thursday in November. Because of the Civil War and political unrest, a national Thanksgiving date was not recognized until the 1870’s. This year, Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 26.
What do you celebrate on Thanksgiving? Is it the people, the food, or both? Thanksgiving is often a day that brings families together. Relatives you don’t get to see too often may be sitting around your table. Families enjoy conversation, the company, and catching up on each other’s lives. The holiday season seems to provide a good reason for everyone to get together.
A traditional feast might be served: Turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberries, squash, potatoes, and pie. With so many delicious things to eat, it’s not hard to overindulge and pack on a few extra pounds. After the meal, some of us may watch football, take a nap, or maybe both.
What is your favorite thing about Thanksgiving? What traditions do you and your families share? What is your favorite thing to eat? Post below and let us know. We’d love hearing more about your traditions.
At CashCrate, families are very important to us. We’ve always been a very family focused company. From our families to yours, we wish all of you the happiest of Thanksgivings.