As We Give Thanks

By Aaina Chopra.


Every year, a wonderful event is celebrated by USA and Canadian-ites all around the world; a day set aside to 'Give Thanks'.


The Thanksgiving holidays have become a time for reflecting, expressing gratitude and sharing with others. This year it is being celebrated on the 26th of November and while for this year it may be hard to physically get together, it is still a wonderful time to share and let people know how much we care about them - even if it might be over a Zoom video call while eating pie!



Thanksgiving Day


The celebration itself honours the harvest and thus, an autumn harvest feast is eaten to celebrate the day. The feast is modelled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists of Plymouth and consists of turkey, bread stuffing, potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie.


You can find out some really interesting facts about Thanksgiving on sites like these,

https://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving

or one for the kiddies (short version)