Thanks Giving Past

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Sent online on the Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:35 pm by Mark

 Date / Time

Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:00 pm - Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:59 pm


United States

  •  Schedule: 
  • Date / Time: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:00 pm
  • End date / time: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:59 pm
  • icon price Price per person: Free
  • icon country Category: Culture

 Event's details: 

Thanksgiving Day can be traced back to the 1621 celebration at the Plymouth Plantation, where the religious refugees from England known popularly as the Pilgrims invited the local Native Americans to a harvest feast after a particularly successful growing season.

The previous year's harvests had failed and in the winter of 1620, half of the pilgrims had starved to death.

Luckily for the rest, members of the local Wampanoag tribe taught the Pilgrims how to grow corn, beans and squash (the Three Sisters); catch fish, and collect seafood.

There are only two contemporary accounts of the 1621 Thanksgiving, but it's clear that turkey was not on the menu. The three-day feast included goose, lobster, cod and deer.