On this rainy day, who wouldn’t love a cup of hot chocolate with a dash of pumpkin spice, the most autumnal spice ever?! And it’s precisely the flavors of autumn that lead us today to thank and feel appreciated for the year that is almost over. History takes us today to Thanksgiving, the holiday that traditionally starts the festive season in United States.
The most popular day in US is set on last Thursday of November and, obviously, it is a national holiday. The tradition of giving thanks to nature at the end of annual crops has been a tradition of many cultures. Celebrations like Dankdag in Holland, Erntedankfest in Germany that has its modern translation in Oktoberfest or even the Japanese Kinro Kansha in Hi, all are occasions to commemorate the hard work, cultivation and appreciation of each other. However, Thanksgiving itself has a very special beginning.
Its history begins at the first farewell celebration in 1621, at the Plymouth Plantation, where religious refugees from England, popularly known as the Pilgrims, invited Native Americans to a harvest feast after a particularly successful season.
The harvests of previous years were very poor and so the winter of 1620 was particularly difficult, causing half of the pilgrims to starve to death. Fortunately, members of the local Wampanoag tribe taught pilgrims how to grow corn, beans and squash (the Three Sisters), as well as how to catch fish and collect seafood.
There are only two contemporary recordings of the “thank you” of 1621 and surely the turkey was not on the menu. However, it is known that the celebration of a successful collaboration lasted three days and that the guests savored wild goose, lobster, cod and deer.
And as we are also very grateful to have accompanied so much during this fruitful year, as our thank you, during next December all the shipments of our online shop will be free!!! Also, follow our promotions and some exciting news that we have to offer next year.
Keep on ECO.