Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thanksgiving in America !

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It has been an annual tradition since 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.[1] As a federal and publicholiday in the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with Christmas and New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season.
The event that Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621.[2] This feast lasted three days, and was attended by about 53 Pilgrims and 90 American Indians

Thanksgiving is approaching.  We remember the first Thanksgiving Day prepared by the Pilgrims as they settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Preparing for the day means hours of cooking ahead of time and that morning. I'm not sure if I'll have time to post new recipes, unless I think of something while I'm getting ready for Thanksgiving. For Americans it's a time to give thanks for all that we have and reap the benefits of the harvest this time of year. That involves a menu that is full of traditional recipes and the addition of new ones. We spend the day with family, we invite those that are less fortunate than we are and may not have family near ,we prepare a feast, we eat and give thanks to God for all that we have in our lives.
We rest, watch football, play games, nap and ............ eat again!

I wish all of my friends a very Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy the day with family and friends.

And don't forget to:
Peace in the Kitchen!

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