We have a plethora of important dates coming up this month: National Peanut Butter Fudge Day on the 20th, the 23rd being National Coffee and National Espresso Day, and of course, the big one: National Turkey, or Thanksgiving Day on the 24th. Obviously, there aren’t a lack of celebrations this month to appreciate the food and/or drink you like.
Although, instead of celebrating the food and drink we ingest, it’s important to understand why we are celebrating. For example, the most important day we celebrate this month is Thanksgiving.
Most of you remember how Thanksgiving came to be, but for some, lets brush up on some of our facts:
“In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that many acknowledge today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. However, it wasn’t until 1863, amid the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November” (see “exploratory expedition”).
As the years have progressed and cultures have changed, today Thanksgiving has also become known to celebrate football, food and beer. The important question is: why are we feasting?
The date actually began in May of 1620, when 120 passengers set sail aboard the Mayflower to break away from England and create their own nation, or the New World. After a horrible, enduring journey which lasted 66 days, the Mayflower anchored in Cape Cod and eventually made its way to Massachusetts Bay a month later. They soon-after developed their new territory in the town of Plymouth.
A year later, after battling an extremely harsh winter, enduring disease, scurvy and death, only half of the passengers lived. Luckily, meeting a native-American named Squanto helped and taught them how to survive for the next 50 years.
Be sure to take advantage of our B3G1 (buy 3, get 1 free) monthly promotion before the month runs out. Don’t forget: November’s Flavor Of The Month (FOTM) is Caramel Pumpkin Pecan!