When & How Did Thanksgiving Become a National Holiday?

You may have heard about the first Thanksgiving, but the holiday did not become a national one until many years later. Do you know when and how Thanksgiving became a national holiday? It really is an interesting story and because of it each and every year on the fourth Thursday in November we celebrate Thanksgiving … Read more

How Did Thanksgiving Originate?

Each year in November we all gather with our families and eat turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie, and plenty of other traditional foods. But, why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? And, how many of us know exactly how Thanksgiving originated? Most Americans think they have a pretty good idea, but its always nice to go over the … Read more

How Can We Make Thanksgiving Traditional For Our Family?

Thanksgiving is based on a feast that began during harvest time hundreds of years ago and the Pilgrims landing safely in the New World. Since then many traditions have been created within families on how the day should be celebrated. Frequently, these traditions are passed down and continue for generations. Yet, sometimes, new families want … Read more

Why Is Turkey Served on Thanksgiving?

When you think of Thanksgiving, you can practically smell the turkey baking in the oven. But, you might stop and wonder why we actually serve turkey on Thanksgiving? Many believe the pilgrims had turkey on that first Thanksgiving day,  although we now know that is more than likely not the case.  In fact, it is … Read more

When & Why Did the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Start?

Did you know that the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade has been taking place for over 75 years? Its amazing to think so, but it is true. And, because of its history the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade has really become embedded in American culture for Thanksgiving. Back in the 1920s there were many immigrants who worked … Read more