Thanksgiving TAT#13

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Hey guys! Welcome to the Talk About-Thursday!!!
You used “The” to make it sound important?
Um…no…….
Anyway! Today is thanksgiving! yay…
Okay so, as a mexican guy that lives in Mexico with mexican traditions, I don’t (well, we don’t) celebrate thanksgiving. Yeh…
WHAT? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
Shut up man, you are a mexican invention.
True
Anyway, I know the story of thanksgiving because of my English teacher. I mean, every year they give us a drawing about thanksgiving and we have to color it. Since today I didn’t get that drawing, I’m forgetting the story, so let’s read it. Dracoola, please…

Long ago, in the early 1600s, a group of people in England wanted to pray and worship God in their own way. The King controlled the Church of England, and everyone was ordered to go to the same type of church. Anyone who dared to disobey would be sent to jail. The group of people who wanted to free the Church of England from the King’s rule, making it “pure” were known as the Puritans. To escape the rule of the King and his church, around 100 men, women and children left their homeland, with their dream of religious freedom. They sailed on a ship, the Mayflower—on a pilgrimage to the New World. These brave travelers—the Pilgrims—landed in Plymouth after their long six-week journey. It was December 11, 1620. The cold winter had set in. The land was strange to them, and nothing seemed familiar. The winter was long, cold, and very hard for the Pilgrims. Luckily, Native Americans helped by supplying them with seeds and food, teaching them about their new home, and giving them the skills needed to survive in a strange, new land. The first year in their new home was hard for the Pilgrims. Many died. With seeds and plants received from the Native Americans, the Pilgrims planted crops. The fall harvest was a good one. To celebrate their good fortune, the Pilgrims had a feast of thanksgiving. Many foods were cooked for the feast – wild turkey, duck, and venison were probably served, along with fish, pumpkins, squash, corn, sweet potatoes, and cranberries. Captain Miles Standish, the leader of the Pilgrims invited all of the Native Americans who had helped them so much during their first year. Everyone had a good day of thanksgiving. The feast lasted for three days! This harvest feast in 1621 is often called the “First Thanksgiving.” Over the years, the celebrated day we all know as Thanksgiving became an important tradition in the United States—a day of giving thanks for all that we have. In 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt made Thanksgiving a national holiday. 

There you have it! The thanksgiving story! As I said before, we don’t celebrate thanksgiving, but anyway, happy thanksgiving everybody!

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54 thoughts on “Thanksgiving TAT#13

  1. sfmagicman November 28, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    Interestingly, the Mayflower didn’t originally contain all one hundred people. Their was another boat, with which was supposed to sail alongside the Mayflower, named Speedwhale. But when they first set off, they had to come straight back and fix it. They set off again, and a few days in, they had to come back to shore again, which, also interestingly was named, Plymouth. They decided that Speedwhale was un-sea worthy, and they all piled on the Mayflower. On the way, a support beam broke, so they used their printing press, which they brought to write bibles with, to hold the broken beam up. Also, they were all told to stay under the deck, and one of them sneaked up to the deck, and the boat came out from under him. He still lived, though. But he never sneaked up to deck again… 🙂

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    • oy30 November 29, 2015 / 9:24 am

      Interesting. Lel, I got the story from a website so…

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  2. badatgaming130 November 26, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    You’re one of the few people who actually say Native American instead of Indians. Not hating because you’re actually correct. Indians refer to people from India, and as you can guess, there’s one billion more Indians compared to Native Americans. Native Americans are people who came to America BEFORE the Europeans. Crazy right? #blamecolumbus

    And happy thanksgiving even though you don’t celebrate it! Let’s finish the final stretch toward 2016 strong homie! 🙂

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    • badatgaming130 November 26, 2015 / 9:42 pm

      Interesting fact, when Columbus landed in Central America in 1492, he believed that it was actually India, because he was trying to find a route west to India (which is not possible from England).

      That’s why Native Americans are often called Indians.

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  3. sfprincessella November 26, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! Do you want to enter in my Christmas contest? The deadline is December 15th.

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  4. blackcat345 November 26, 2015 / 3:48 pm

    Happy thanksgiving to you too! 😄

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