Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans come together around the table to enjoy a wonderful and abundant meal. The purpose is to rejoice and be thankful for our many blessings, independence and peace.
An event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest here in the New World in 1621. The feast lasted three days, featuring turkey as the main fare in the celebration.
Today, families and friends continue this annual holiday tradition by gathering and eating all kinds of their favorite foods. As a result, Americans eat more food on Thanksgiving Day than on any other day of the year.
Remember to keep fire safety on your Thanksgiving menu. The number of home fires double on Thanksgiving Day.
This year Thanksgiving is observed on November 28th.