Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

It was a normal event each year to fast for a week and then have a dinner to celebrate the harvest. The Pilgrims called it Homeharvest. In 1621 they had their first good harvest and had their dinner. Our view of this event comes from 1700’s artists renditions of what happened. It was Lincoln who declared Thanksgiving a holiday in 1863.

Thanksgiving was first celebrated by pilgrims in America as a feast to give thanks to God for a good harvest. Now we celebrate it to give thanks to our loved ones for all they do for us, as well as for all the good things we have in life.