Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, Appreciation | Your Questions Answered

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, Appreciation | Your Questions Answered 

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, Appreciation | Your Questions Answered

Why is it important to have Thanksgiving?
It is important to be with family during Thanksgiving because of many reasons. … The third reason is that Thanksgiving is a historical holiday, and was started when the pilgrims came to the New World, present-day North America, and set up a feast to share with the Native Americans a peace treaty.   TheIDLandReview

Why did Thanksgiving start?
After 1890, representations of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag began to reflect a shift of interest to the 1621 harvest celebration. By the beginning of the 20th century, the Pilgrims and the Thanksgiving holiday were used to teach children about American freedom and how to be good citizens.  Plimoth

"Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! "1 Chronicles 16:8
"Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34
"Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing." 2 Corinthians 2:14-15

Why is Thanksgiving on a Thursday every year?
Since George Washington’s time, Thursday has been the day, and this was solidified by Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation in 1863 designating the national day of Thanksgiving to be the last Thursday of November. Later that was amended to the fourth Thursday in November.  Almanac 

Who was involved in Thanksgiving?
The English colonists we call Pilgrims celebrated days of thanksgiving as part of their religion. But these were days of prayer, not days of feasting. Our national holiday really stems from the feast held in the autumn of 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag to celebrate the colony’s first successful harvest.  Scholastic 

How is Thanksgiving Day determined in the US?
Thanksgiving, currently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November by federal legislation in 1941, has been an annual tradition in the United States by presidential proclamation since 1863 and by state legislation since the Founding Fathers of the United States.   Wikipedia

What is Thanksgiving in Canada all about?
Thanksgiving (French: l’Action de grĂ¢ce), occurring on the second Monday in October, is an annual Canadian holiday to give thanks at the close of the harvest season. Although the original act of Parliament references God and the holiday is celebrated in churches, the holiday is mostly celebrated in a secular manner.   Wikipedia

Why does Canada celebrate Thanksgiving?
Long before Europeans settled in North America, festivals of thanks andcelebrations of harvest took place in Europe in the month of October. The very firstThanksgiving celebration in North America took place in 1578 in Canada when Martin Frobisher, an explorer from England. in search of the Northwest Passage.    Kidzworld

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving Day?
The event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebratedby the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. This feast lasted three days, and—as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow—it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. Wikipedia

How do we celebrate Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have.    Time and Date

What do they eat on Thanksgiving?
For many Americans, the Thanksgiving meal includes seasonal dishes such as roast turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.   History

Why do we eat turkey on Thanksgiving?
Since Bradford wrote of how the colonists had hunted wild turkeys during the autumn of 1621 and since turkey is a uniquely American (and scrumptious) bird, it gained traction as the Thanksgiving meal of choice for Americans after Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.   Mental Floss

What is the best Thanksgiving menu?
–Sage-Butter Roasted Turkey.
–Cornbread Dressing.
–Citrus-Cranberry Sauce.
–Caramelized-Onion Galette.
–Skillet Green Beans.
–Potato Gratin.
–Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots.
–Buttermilk Biscuits.  Country Living

Who was the leader of the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving?
William Bradford and the First Thanksgiving. As was the custom in England, the Pilgrims celebrated their harvest with a festival. The 50 remaining colonists and roughly 90 Wampanoag tribesmen attended the “First Thanksgiving.”   US History

What are the most popular Thanksgiving pies?
–Apple – 20%
–Strawberry – 19%
–Pumpkin – 16%
–Cherry – 13%
–Blueberry – 9%
–Pecan – 8%
–Chocolate – 5% 
–Lemon Meringue – 8% Huffington Post 

What to wear to Thanksgiving Dinner?
Thanksgiving is a time to catch up with friends and spend time with family. Wearing something comfortable should be a priority.

Does the Bible say anything about Thanksgiving?
“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. 16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” 
Hebrews 13:15-16