With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we decided to compile a history of the season that not many hear. We hear about turkey. We hear about thanks. But do we ever hear about the people who suffered so that we could give thanks to begin with? So here ya go!
The arrival of the Pilgrims and Puritans to America in the early 1600s prompted the invention of this holiday. Thanksgiving combines the traditions of New England and Puritan tradition, with a focus on both the custom of rejoicing after a successful harvest and a solemn religious observance which combines prayer and food.
And although Thanksgiving is often a time to remember what we are thankful for, we must not forget that it is also a time to mourn, to show sorrow for the fallen lives of those Native Americans who were enslaved during this period of time.
So now you know! Don’t thank us…we’ll on second thought, do.