Thursday, November 26, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
On the picture, the first Thanksgiving meal of the Pilgrims, at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621.
Although it's considered a secular holiday, its origin was religious. It was a time to give thanks for the first harvest after the arrival and settlement of the Pilgrims from the Mayflower and express gratitude in general.
Nowadays, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. The typical Thanksgiving dinner, a roasted stuffed turkey in cranberry sauce, baked beans, creamed potatoes with gravy and pumpkin pie gathers families and friends around.