Why Thanksgiving

It’s this time of the year, Thanksgiving! Or as I like to call it myself, the food coma day 😉 In just a few days, Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving day.
But what is Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving day is a national holiday celebrated in The United-States of America, as well as in Canada and some Islands. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November and has been an annual tradition since 1863.
In short, Thanksgiving is a holiday that began in 1621. In that year, a group of people from England who had traveled to America were having a very difficult time getting accustomed to their new country.
There was a group of Native Americans who helped the English people plant food and survive the difficult winter, so they decided to have a large dinner to give thanks to their Native American friends, and to celebrate that they were still alive.
Thanksgiving has traditionally been a celebration of the blessings of the year. What the Americans call the Holiday season generally begins with Thanksgiving.
The main reason that people still celebrate the holiday today is because it is a nice time when you can get together with your friends or family to have fun and eat a delicious meal. Plus it is a great excuse for a party! 🎉
Literally, Thanksgiving means the act of giving thanks. 
Fun Facts:
-The first Thanksgiving was actually a three-day celebration whereas today , we celebrate it for one day.
-In 1939, Thanksgiving was celebrated on the third Thursday in November, not the fourth.
-About 46 million turkeys are cooked for Thanksgiving each year.
-Only male turkeys actually gobble. They fittingly called gobblers, actually make the sound. Female turkeys cackle instead.
-Most Americans like Thanksgiving leftovers more than the actual meal, according to a 2015 Harris Poll.
-There are four places in the country named Turkey.
-An estimated 50 million pumpkin pies are eaten on Thanksgiving.
-Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers. 
Thanks to all that food we gobble up on Thanksgiving, Roto-Rooters reports that kitchen drains, garbage disposals, and yes, toilets, require more attention the day after Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.
-32 million people begin black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving.
Because it’s ” food coma day”, I’ll share with you a few very important recipes for a successful Thanksgiving dinner.
Besides the big bird, everything is revolving around the sides dishes: the mash potatoes, the cranberry sauce, the pumpkin pie etc…. If you don’t have those few essentials, it’s not a proper Thanksgiving dinner. if you ask me, there is no rule anymore, but to a lot of people,  it is the way it is done.
Cranberry Sauce:
Mash potatoes:
Pumpkin pie:
And the list goes on and on…
Bon appétit!!
 of the day 😄
Can you count how many times the word Thanksgiving has been used?! :))
Happy thanksgiving 🍁🦃🍽
What are you thankful for?!
Virgine Cohen