Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated in the United States and Canada. In the States it’s celebrated the second Monday of October. Thanksgiving is originated from a mix of European and Native traditions. In Europe, there were festivals, before and after the harvest cycles to give thanks to God for a good harvest. Native Americans also celebrated the end of a harvest season. When Europeans first arrived to America, they brought with them their own harvest festival traditions from Europe, celebrating their safe voyage, peace and good harvest. Thanksgiving Day
Mayflower The Mayflower was the ship that transported the Pilgrims, from the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Mayflower set sail for home on April 5, 1621, arriving back May sixth. It arrived as winter was setting in and endured significant hardships as the pilgrims struggled to establish a successful colony at Plymouth. The Mayflower stayed in America that winter, and it suffered the effects of the first winter with almost half dying. The colony grew and established religious freedom and the foundations of the democracy Americans have today.
Pilgrims The pilgrims were a group of people who were Separatists. They founded the Plymouth Colony, near Jamestown, in North America. They did a journey from England to America to founded this colony, in a ship called Mayflower.
Squanto, whose real name was Tisquantum, was born in the 1580s and died in November 1622. He was a Patuxet (american native), who assisted the Pilgrims after their first winter in America and was integral to their survival. Squanto