It’s nearly Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for? Other than the awesome stuff that 2017 has brought us so far, we at 1-Hour Proofreading are also thankful for the feast that we will be sharing with our families.
Ever wondered why we have these food and decor during Thanksgiving? We have! Our researchers did a little digging, and here’s what we know about our Thanksgiving feast favorites.
Most of the food we have during Thanksgiving are said to have been part of the first Thanksgiving feast eaten by the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. As with many other cultures today, corn was a staple food of the Native Americans. Moreover, it was one of the first crops that the Pilgrims learned to grow. Corn is also said to be a symbol of a healthy harvest; thus, centerpieces and decors made of corn husks became popular.
Pumpkins were available to the Native Americans during the first Thanksgiving. This versatile vegetable symbolized man’s personal power and the life given by the sun, which makes plentiful harvests. Today, we enjoy pumpkins during Thanksgiving in the form of pie. Yum!
After teaching the Pilgrims to grow corn, Native Americans taught them to grow beans next. The cornstalks were used so that the beans could grow upward. American beans, also known as pole beans, are an important part of the traditional Thanksgiving feast.
Probably the most recognizable sign of the holiday is the turkey. Even though today it would be unthinkable to have Thanksgiving without the turkey, there is no proof that turkey was served during the first Thanksgiving. In England, goose was served traditionally after a bountiful harvest. However, there were no geese in America, so they made do by serving wild turkey instead. As it stands, the turkey is also a symbol of abundance and fertility, which fits the holiday perfectly.
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