11 December 2009
This is a tradition that was started by the legendary pilgrims who sailed from England to Plymouth on “Mayflower” ship in December 1620.Harsh winter and lack of food killed most of them. Only a few survived helped by Indians from Wampanoag’s tribe. In winter Indians shared their food with the pilgrims and in spring they showed them how to grow corn, pumpkin and beans. Thankful pilgrims decided to give thanks to the generous redskin friends. They invited them to celebrate together. "The first thanksgiving feast" lasted for three days. They ate first and foremost ducks, geese, venison, fish and vegetables, mostly pumpkin and corn.