Did you know that Thanksgiving actually began in the United Kingdom, as their Harvest Festival?
It was later brought to America by the early settlers, and from there
it became a much more important holiday than it had been
The first celebration in America took place in Plymouth in 1621 by the Pilgrims, which was actually a form of the UK’s Harvest Festival. The first official Thanksgiving was actually in the Virginia Colony on December 4, 1619. The first national Thanksgiving Day was proclaimed by George Washington and celebrated on November 26, 1789.
Take a trip
with the Pilgrims and see how they made it to America, how they lived
once they got here, and what their Thanksgiving feasts were like back
in the 1600s.