Thanksgiving is approaching here in the U.S., a time commonly spent showing gratitude while enjoying family, friends, food, and of course, football. The holiday dates back to the first Thanksgiving harvest feast in 1621. While Thanksgiving feasts today commonly include turkey, potatoes, and cranberry sauce, you may wonder what the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians were feasting on almost 400 years ago. According to Smithsonian Magazine, the feast was modest and likely included food such as corn, venison, and bread. Whether you’re celebrating with a Thanksgiving feast or simply enjoying the day by showing gratitude, here are a few interesting facts and origins of America’s favorite Thanksgiving traditions, from watching football to the famous parades. http://mentalfloss.com/article/19942/origins-10-thanksgiving-traditionsv
Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!