My First Thanksgiving


Remi Taniguchi

Thanksgiving is coming soon, and I’m so excited to experience this holiday for this first time in America. So I figured I would research and share what Thanksgiving is and other frequently asked questions about the holiday!

What is the main meaning of Thanksgiving?

The act of giving thanks; being grateful.

What do most people prepare to eat on thanksgiving?

Bread stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and of course, turkey.

Why is Thanksgiving on a Thursday?

Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday on the last Thursday in November in 1863.

What is the history?

In November 1621, after the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest proved successful, Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast and invited a group of the fledgling colony’s Native Americans allies, including the Wampanoag chief Massasoit.