Thursday, November 23, 2006Thanksgiving Day
Simply put, "In 1621 the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast which is now known as the first Thanksgiving." -True or false? There are many myths and legends about this holiday. History.com has a lot of reading material for those who wish to learn more about the origins and history of this holiday. Myths and legends, and The First Thanksgiving is what I have just read.
However, in general I think we'd all have to agree that Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest, which is what many cultures have done for centuries. Yet this harvest celebration in my mind is not just about food of course but about the blessing of fellowship and gathering together in peace.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Some fitting posts you may want to read for this day are Ellie's most recent Making Do on Mondays: Thanksgiving; and the post I recently wrote on the Blessing of Mealtimes.
~Sia, Vancouver, WA