In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn't until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.
I am so excited to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. My mom, bro and sis will be coming over and we'll all help in making Thanksgiving dinner!
Thanksgiving was a holiday to express thankfulness, gratitude, and appreciation to God, family and friends for which all have been blessed of material possessions and relationships. I think my family still holds these traditions but really focus mostly on giving thanks for all that we have and being grateful to our family and friends.
What are your plans? For anyone traveling though MN during our huge storm, drive safe!