The United States celebrates “Thanksgiving Day”

Photo: Courtesy of JillWellington.

By Anayansi Rivas

This party is celebrated on the last Thursday of November,  It is exclusive to the United States, but there are other countries like Canada that celebrate it in the month of October, and some Caribbean islands.

Know the origin of Thanksgiving Day, (en inglés Thanksgiving Day).

The pilgrims arrived in Plymouth Rock County in the state of Massachusetts, U.S,  the 11 from December to 1620. The first winter was very hard for them. But the following fall, they got a good harvest from the seeds they planted. They decided to celebrate it with a great dinner, including the Indians who had helped them survive the first year.

The men went hunting, to get meat for dinner. It is not known for sure if turkeys from the region were part of the dinner, since they used the term “Turkey” for any kind of wild bird.

Another kind of food we almost always have for Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie.. there was very little chance that this food was part of the menu at the first Thanksgiving celebration. Flour reserves had been used, so there was no bread or cakes of any kind. There were enough pumpkins, because they grew in the field and they ate them cooked. There was no milk either, cider, potatoes or butter. There were no cows to produce milk and the newly discovered potato, many still believed it was poisonous.

Dinner included fish, wild berries, screams, lobsters, dried fruit, corn, clams, venison and plums.

Thanksgiving wasn't celebrated every year. It wasn't even until June 1676 that another Thanksgiving was celebrated. Thanksgiving was officially proclaimed by President Lincoln in 1863, to be celebrated on the last Thursday of November. In 1941 Thanksgiving was officially declared, by the United States Congress on a public holiday, to be held on the fourth Thursday of November.

Now that we know the story, we understand better and why it is important to always give thanks to God.

This is what the Los Angeles Lax Airport facilities look like, California. Photo
CEO: Milagro Orellana.

In the last decades, year 2020, has been the most difficult, the whole world is in mourning, has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, earthquakes, hurricanes, and wars caused by the same man, today is time to reflect, do a self-analysis of thoughts, actions and consequences of results.

In the state of california, Governor Gavin Newsom has emphasized that biosecurity protocols are in place to prevent the spread of the virus, While in other states of the North American nation this day some new regulations and laws came into force to prevent the spread and eradication of the virus.

Arrival of passengers visiting the United States to celebrate with their families the “Thanksgiving Day”. photo VD: Milagro Orellana.

Some families despite the risk of getting infected, have decided to travel and meet with their loved ones to celebrate this commemorative date.

It should be noted that most US states are in a curfew period, of 10: p.m. a 5: 00 a.m. This this order will be valid until 21 from December.