They share major television events, plentiful meals and an array of amusing activities. More importantly, they share jokes, stories and personal thoughts. On Thanksgiving Day, people get together to share their lives.
History Of Thanksgiving
The first Thanksgiving happened in 1621. Colonists chose a day in late November to celebrate their bountiful harvest. They were joined by members of the Wampanoag tribe for this magnificent autumn feast. Their Thanksgiving menu included fowl, fish corn and nuts, but no turkey. That custom didn’t begin until many years later.
Since that chilly day so long ago, the fourth Thursday in November has come to represent a time of joy and giving thanks. President George Washington recognized the importance of this event, and proclaimed the first official Thanksgiving in 1789. Other Presidents also observed this occasion, but it wasn’t a national holiday until 1863 when Abraham Lincoln made it an annual celebration.
Why We’re Thankful
At PeopleFinders, we believe in the power of people. That’s why Thanksgiving is such an important holiday to us. We see Thanksgiving as an opportunity for family and friends to gather together. A time to celebrate our lives, share our joy and build our relationships.
If you’re missing someone this Thanksgiving, it’s time to reach out. It’s never too late to reconnect, and the start of this holiday season is the perfect time. Trust PeopleFinders.com to help you find people again so you can bring them back into your life.
People celebrate Thanksgiving in many ways. Getting together to watch parades and sports, enjoying an abundant feast or even preparing for the biggest shopping day of the year. Whatever you do, we hope you have a happy and safe experience. And don’t forget to thank the people who prepare your meal. They work hard to create exquisite banquets for their guests.
How will you spend Thanksgiving? Leave us a comment to share, and thank you for reading the PeopleFinders people search blog.
Visit our Thanksgiving entry from 2009 for some helpful holiday safety tips.
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