Thanksgiving is coming up, and before we dive into the preparations, let’s learn more about the holiday we’re about to celebrate.
Historically, Thanksgiving is celebrated after a bountiful harvest. Back in 1621, colonists from Plymouth, England, shared an autumn harvest with the Wampanoag Indians after the pilgrims’ first corn harvest became successful. Since then, Thanksgiving was celebrated in the colonies. In 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, Pres. Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day to be held every November. The traditional Thanksgiving feast includes various dishes, such as mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and a whole roasted turkey.
Today Thanksgiving traditions have adapted to include various foods of different cultures. Turkey is now also cooked in different ways, such as deep fried and baked, or in an odd dish called a “turducken,” which is a chicken stuffed in a duck and then stuffed in a turkey.
There are other Thanksgiving traditions apart from the feast. Thanksgiving prompts many to volunteer. Other than having dinners with their own families, many share their good fortune by holding food drives and hosting free dinners for the less fortunate. Parades have also become popular. The Macy’s department store in New York City has been hosting parades since 1924, featuring marching bands, performers, elaborate floats, and giant balloons. Reenactments of the first Thanksgiving feast are also popular in schools.
In a nutshell, Thanksgiving is a holiday where families come together, share a huge feast, and celebrate all the things they’re thankful for.
You may ask, so what is 1-Hour Proofreading thankful for? We’ll try to sum it up.
A successful launch and a growing network. We continue to receive new clients every day, and we are excited to have the opportunity of working with many different people. This year has been awesome for 1-Hour Proofreading, starting from our launch earlier this year to our now budding network of editors, professionals, clients, and friends.
Our awesome editors and amazing developers. Our editors ensure that our clients’ needs are met, and our developers make sure that our users don’t have a hard time working with our system. Without these guys, 1-Hour Proofreading would be at a standstill.
We are also thankful for everything that the future has in store for us. How about you? What are you thankful for?
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