An illustration setup of the table on Thanksgiving Day to represent Thanksgiving Day and its Roots.

Thanksgiving Day and its Roots

Hi, everyone! This is the time of year when we all come together to celebrate with family and friends. And what would a Thanksgiving celebration be without delicious food? In this blog post, we will share all you need to know about your favorite holiday Thanksgiving. From fun facts to delicious recipes, we’ve got you covered.

So let’s get started! Did you know that the first Thanksgiving was actually held in 1621? That’s right, the holiday we all know and love is quite a bit older than most of us realize.

Is Thanksgiving a Religious Holiday

A setup table for the religious holiday Thanksgiving with the main food Turkey and pumpkin.

For many people, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all the blessings in their lives. But it actually has its roots in religion, but not a religious one.

The history of it is actually quite fascinating. While it is not a Christian holiday, it is certainly based on Christian values. According to the history books, the first TG was held by the Pilgrims in 1621. They were celebrating their successful harvest, and they invited the local Native Americans to join them. The first one feast lasted three days, and it was a time of it for all that had been accomplished in the previous year. The Pilgrims had survived their first winter, and they were able to harvest a bountiful crop. They were thankful for their new home, and for the friends they had made.

There is also Berkeley plantation Day. In 1619, a group of English settlers arrived at BP in Virginia. They brought with them the tradition of thanksgiving. And every year since then, BP has held a thanksgiving celebration. This year, they’re celebrating the 400th anniversary of it at BP. So if you’re looking for a place to celebrate Thanksgiving, look no further than BP. There’s sure to be a dinner of fun facts and traditions waiting for you there.

That’s right, the first one was a celebration of friendship between two very different groups of people. And that’s something we can all be thankful for.

Each year on Thanksgiving Day, the President of the United States pardons a turkey. The tradition started in 1947 when President Truman was presented with a live turkey. Instead of sending it to the slaughterhouse, he decided to spare its life. Today, the lucky bird is usually sent to a farm where it will live out the rest of its days.

The Annual Pardoning of the Thanksgiving Turkey.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is another cherished tradition. The first parade was held in 1924 and featured animals from the Central Park Zoo. These days, the parade features massive floats, marching bands, and some of the most popular characters in pop culture. It’s televised nationally, and an estimated three million people line the streets of New York City to watch it in person each year.

What Did They Eat Back Then?

The first feast was actually quite different from the feasts we enjoy today. There was no turkey and no pumpkin pie. The Pilgrims and the Native Americans ate venison, lobster, crab, and goose where they sat on the ground.

Now, it is a national holiday in the United States. Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, families all across America come together to enjoy a traditional feast. They eat turkey, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, yams, pumpkin pie… And let’s not forget about the most important part of any TG feast – the gravy! It is still a time of it for all that we are grateful for. But most of all, we remember the history of this special holiday and what it represents.

Where Did All These Delicious Dishes Come From?

Let’s take a closer look at some of our favorite Thanksgiving foods and find out.

A picture from the parade on Thanksgiving Day on the street next to Radio City.


It is obviously the star of any Thanksgiving feast. But did you know that turkey wasn’t actually served at the first TG? That’s right, the Pilgrims didn’t have turkeys at their thanksgiving feast. So what did they eat? Well, they probably had chicken or goose.


It is another Tthanksgiving favorite. And there are so many different ways to make it! You can add sausage, apples, chestnuts, oysters… The possibilities are endless. But where did this dish come from? Surprisingly, stuffing is actually a fairly recent addition to the Thanksgiving feast. It wasn’t served at the first Thanksgiving, and it didn’t become popular until the late 1800s.

Green beans

They are another thanksgiving staple. But did you know that they weren’t always served at thanksgiving? In fact, green beans didn’t become a thanksgiving tradition until the early 1900s.

Cranberry sauce

It is another thanksgiving favorite. And it’s actually quite easy to make! All you need is cranberries, sugar, and water. Cranberry sauce was served at the first Thanksgiving, and it’s been a part of the feast ever since.

Pumpkin pie

It is a must-have for any thanksgiving feast. But did you know that pumpkin pies weren’t served at the first thanksgiving? Pumpkin pie became popular in the 1800s, and it’s been a part of the Thanksgiving feast ever since.

What to Wear During Thanksgiving?

Some knits, hot tea, a lighting candle, and a pumpkin is all you need on Thanksgiving Day.

It is a time to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends. And what better way to do that than in your favorite Thanksgiving sweater? That’s right, the sweaters are a thing. And they’re more popular than ever. So if you’re looking for something to wear to Thanksgiving dinner, look no further than your favorite sweater.

Are There Any Thanksgiving Pray and Prayer?

A family stands around the table, holding hands and praying on Thanksgiving Day.

No, there is no thanksgiving prayer. ıt is a time to give thanks for all that we have and to enjoy the company of family and friends. It is not a religious holiday. However, many people do say grace before their meal. Grace is simply a short prayer or blessing said before a meal. It is meant to give thanks for the food we are about to eat. There are many different versions of grace, but they all have the same purpose – to give thanks for our food and our blessings. Whether you say grace before your meal or not, remember to take a moment to be thankful for all that you have this holiday season.