The day of the turkey

A day to express a feeling of thankfulness and a day to feast, the Thanksgiving meaning and tradition have altered over the years. 

How did this holiday start? The tradition has evolved over the years, originating in 1621, about 400 years ago. When the Mayflower pilgrims who had founded the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts, sat down for a three-day meal with the Wampanoag.  

Nowadays Thanksgiving is a day to express a feeling of thankfulness, as the word “thanksgiving” means the act of expressing a feeling of thankfulness and the act of giving thanks for what you are grateful for. Families and loved ones gather together around a table to share love and thanks at the dinner table, as they feast. 

The day of the turkey, Thanksgiving
The day of the turkey, Thanksgiving (

A lot of different dishes are normally served on a Thanksgiving dinner table. Including:

  • Roast turkey
  • Mashed potatoes + gravy
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Apple pie
  • Green bean casserole
  • Candied yams
  • Ham
  • Cornbread
  • Mac n cheese

Many dishes and a lot more are served on the day of the turkey. Although some families might do things differently according to their backgrounds, or what they want to be served to the family on thanksgiving. Families might choose thanksgiving dishes based on what they normally eat as a family, in their culture. 

Over the years thanksgiving’s meaning, and what we do to celebrate it has evolved, but, the memories, the thanks, and the gratefulness will never change.