Written by:2009/11/25 09:54 AM
The ceremony of thanksgiving as we know it today is celebrated mostly by Americans on the fourth Thursday of November. Most people in South Africa and many other places around the globe do not celebrate this particular memorial. But that does not mean we do not have anything to be thankful for.
My question to you is, can you list what and who you are thankful for?
History of Thanksgiving.
This is not meant for my fantastic American friends but rather to educate those of us who do not know what it is all about.
The date and location of the first Thanksgiving celebration is a topic of modest contention. The traditional "first Thanksgiving" is the celebration that occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621.
In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast which is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. This harvest meal has become a symbol of cooperation and interaction between English colonists and Native Americans.
This was by no means the first thanksgiving meal. Native American, throughout North and South America, including the Pueblo, Cherokee, Creek and many others had festivals, ceremonial dances, and other celebrations of thanks for centuries.
For a good historical read and summary of what thanksgiving is all about read from Thanksgiving world
Do you have something to be thankful for? Are you brave enough to list them here in public? What do I have to be thankful for?
This is the time of the year when we normally sit back and reflect on life and what the year has brought for us. Thanksgiving is not only for the Americans, but for everyone. Everyone should express their thankfulness.
Also, thanksgiving or thankfulness should not only be for November, but we should reflect on what we are thankful for at any time during the year.
What I would like to do is challenge you to make a list, and leave it in the comments of which blogs or which blogger you are thankful for. They do not have to be an A-list blogger, but any blogger who has helped you or been a mentor to you.
My aim is to get into the tradition of being thankful for other bloggers and to show it, while we promote their blogs.
So go ahead list a few blogs you are thankful for. To help the challenge along, I will promote your blog and those whom you list on twitter.
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