Archive For November 21, 2016

Let’s Talk Turkey

Let’s Talk Turkey

Then there’s the myth of how the presidential pardon of a turkey started with Abraham Lincoln when his son begged his dad to save the animal. Actually, it did not. The tradition goes all the way back in history to 1989, when President George H.W. Bush officially pardoned the first one. According to a perhaps apocryphal…

Thanksgiving Becomes a Holiday

Thanksgiving Becomes a Holiday

If you think Americans have been celebrating Thanksgiving annually since 1621, guess again. Nobody at the time thought of it as the start of a new tradition, and there had been similar gatherings elsewhere earlier. Historians know there was another feast in the colony in 1623 but it was held earlier in the year. Different colonies celebrated…

Why We Celeberate

Why We Celeberate

There is an enormous amount of misinformation about the origins of the Thanksgiving holiday as we celebrate it today, this includes when, how and why it became a tradition. What Americans think they know about the history of Thanksgiving does not always measure up with the truth. For example, it is generally believed that in…

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