Thanksgiving, an American Tradition, is celebrated on Thursday, 26 November 2015.
In the early 1600s, the Pilgrims set sailed on the ship, the Mayflower, from England to the “New World” (Americas). Upon landing on Plymouth, the cold winter had set in and the land was strange and unfamiliar to them.The long and cold winter made it very difficult for the Pilgrims. Luckily, Native Americans helped by supplying them with seeds and food, teaching them about their new home, and giving them the skills to survive in this strange new land.With seeds and plants received from the Native Americans, the Pilgrims planted crops and had a good harvest. To celebrate their good fortune, the Pilgrims and Native Americans had a feast of Thanksgiving with wild turkey, duck, pumpkins, squash, corn, sweet potatoes and cranberries.This harvest feast in 1621 is often known as the “First Thanksgiving”.
Over the years, the day we now celebrate as Thanksgiving, became an important tradition in the United States of America and a time for family and friends to come together to give thanks.
SSTC Institute warmly wishes all our American family, friends & partners a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!