Why Is Thanksgiving Celebrated and Some Ideas to Plan It
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Why Is Thanksgiving Celebrated
Thanksgiving is an annual celebration of gratitude. It’s held on the fourth Thursday in November and commemorates the first time that white settlers, Native Americans and Wampanoag people joined together to celebrate a holiday. For the first time, Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, when several English families at Plymouth Colony shared their food with local Native Americans who had helped them survive their first winter in New England.
This day became part of the national heritage, but it wasn’t until Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday during his presidency (1863-1865) that all began celebrating this holiday regularly as you do today: with family and friends over delicious home-cooked meals.
A Meaningful Gift Basket
A gift basket is a great way to show someone you care and appreciate them during a time of giving thanks. There are many Thanksgiving gift basket ideas that you can choose from for family and friends. If you’re looking through options to purchase, you can choose from ones with different themes to fit the recipients’ personality: depending on the person, you might want to choose a basket with wine or sweets or maybe even a themed basket for that special someone in your life who loves the holidays!
Relaxed Comfort Food
These are the kinds of foods that are perfect for a holiday like Thanksgiving. They’re easy to prepare, easy to eat and most importantly, they’re easy to share.
A basket full of comfort foods is also a great gift because it’s so versatile. You can use it as a centerpiece on the table during dinner or you can take it with you as you travel home from your family’s house after visiting them for Thanksgiving. The more people involved in making this meal together, the better!
Did you know that there are over 300 types of turkey? With so many options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to plan your Thanksgiving meal. If you’re looking for an easy way to sample a variety of turkeys, look no further than the gourmet sampler! This dish combines several different kinds of poultry into one delicious package. You’ll love how moist and flavorful each bite is!
As per a gourmet basket provider named Hickory Farms, “As you come together to give thanks or send love from afar, these food items are the perfect gifts to send to loved ones.”
The Big Game
If you’re planning on hosting a big game, make sure you have all the right equipment. If you’re going to call people over to watch it at your house and there’s enough space for everyone to sit in front of a TV all at once, it’s best to set up multiple TVs and audio systems throughout the house so that everyone can watch the game wherever they want. You’ll also need snacks and drinks— something like buffalo wings or chili pie (the spicy kind) as finger food is suggested!
Hopefully, you must have enjoyed the information that is shared with you today and that it has made your Thanksgiving celebrations even more meaningful. Special occasions are always a reason to celebrate; this one is no exception!