Thanksgiving Day is one of national holidays in the United State. It is the forth Thursday on November in America. On Thanksgiving Day, the family and relative meet together in one place. They enjoy to watch the football and parade by relay and eat the standard food for Thanksgiving Day such as roasted turkey, mashed potato, cranberry sauce, squash and pumpkin pie.
The origin of Thanksgiving Day goes back to the twenty century. After Columbus arrived at the Continent of America, the countries of the Europe called the Continent of America "the New World" and carried out a colonial project at there. At that time, in England which a storm of the religious reformation blew hard, the separatist Puritan escaped from oppression by the state church and fled to the Netherlands. However, because they got distressed by the hardships of life, they decided to go to the Continent of America to live as they like on the basis of their believes. They are called Pilgrim Fathers, and they arrived at the State of Massachusetts in America from England with the Mayflower in the winter of 1920 and developed the Plymouth Colony. It was the first colony in New England.
Thanksgiving Day is generally believed that it is from the event which commemorates the first harvest for the Pilgrim Fathers. Because the winter in 1620 when the Pilgrim Fathers arrived at Plymouth is very severe, a lot of people died. However, some of them could survive with the North American aborigines Wampanoag's, who settled in their neighborhood, help. On the next fall in 1621, because the Pilgrim Fathers especially had a good harvest, they invited Wampanoag to dinner. They thanked for a great blessing and had dinner together. That is actually believed the beginning of the Thanksgiving Day.
However, England settlers and Wampanoag also have the tradition which celebrate a harvest in fall. That is why, this year's event was specially not assessed at Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving which was first celebrated at Plymouth Colony in 1623 is a religious event rather than a dinner party. They worshipped in a church and gave thanks to God.
Apart from the truth of this history for Thanksgiving Day, it is very important to be thankful to the food we can get. And I think that it is also good thing that the family and relative meet together and have dinner together.