Do you know what it is and why Thanksgiving is celebrated?
Thanksgiving is one of the most important traditions for Americans. It is normally celebrated on the last Thursday of November.
In appearance, it is just another celebration of the fall harvest, however, the American tradition is especially symbolic. This one has its origin in a legend that dates back to 1620, to the arrival of the Mayflower to the New World, a ship with more than 100 English settlers from Plymouth. The climatic conditions, along with their lack of knowledge of the land, and the native species, soon caused their population to be reduced in more than half, so the Wampanoag Indians offered to help them, thus sowing the beginning of a solidarity relationship between the Native Americans and the white man.
In gratitude, the settlers invited the Great Chief and 90 Indians of his Wampanoag tribe to share the fruits of their adapting success. Traditional food generally includes turkey, bread stuffing, potatoes, blueberries and pumpkin pie, which is believed to be some of the foods that were shared at that first Thanksgiving dinner.
Since then, the celebration includes a special dinner to gather family or friends around the table and offer prayers for the blessings received during the year, as well as to toast with spiced hot apple cider. Macy’s Parade on this date across the streets of Manhattan is also a popular tradition that attracts millions of people each year to Broadway Avenue.
San Miguel de Allende is, in some way, a representation of that new world that the settlers discovered, a cosmopolitan city where many cultures coexist in harmony and in an environment of mutual gratitude. Share this special date with your loved ones, we invite you to enjoy a typical Thanksgiving dinner this November 28 in Trazo 1810.
Do you want to know more about the traditions and holidays in San Miguel de Allende? We recommend you continue reading about the past Catrinas Parade in San Miguel de Allende
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