It's Thanksgiving day

It's America's feast and Holiday. Greeting everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is another memory to build with Dannielle. It's her first Thanksgiving and of course, first for our family.

We don't have a huge preparation or whatsoever. The hubby just baked a cake and I am cooking a Filipino dish -- Menudo. We are eating it with rice and soda for dinner.

For me, this seems like my first thanksgiving. I did not enjoy it last year and didn't pay any attention to it. I was sick due to pregnancy. One more thing, I had no idea what and why this is an important holiday. So I begun searching for answers. I found one on Wiki which goes...

...Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. It is primarily a North American holiday which has generally become a national secular holiday with religious origins.

The dates and whereabouts of the first Thanksgiving celebration are a topic of modest contention. Though the earliest attested Thanksgiving celebration was on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida[1][2], the traditional "first Thanksgiving" is venerated as having occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621.

Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members.

The short history above enlightened me.


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