Here’s a fun quiz to see if you know your Thanksgiving history. Answers
Fact or Fiction: Thanksgiving is held on the last Thursday of November each year.
Answer: Fiction. The date designated for Thanksgiving celebration is the fourth Thursday of November, never the occasional fifth Thursday.
What was the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims?
Answer: The Mayflower
How many passengers were on board?
What were they seeking?
Answer: Religious freedom
What was the name of the Indian who taught the Pilgrims important tasks and what were they?
Answer: In the fall of 1621, after the first successful corn harvest. Although earlier thanksgiving ceremonies have been documented, this feast is celebrated as the first.
We don’t know. Edward Winslow, one of the original colonists, journaled that the Indians provided deer. They celebrated their first successful corn harvest, so most likely the menu featured corn. Also goose, codfish and lobster were probably on the menu. Unlike our custom now, because of a dwindling sugar supply, they didn’t enjoy pies that day. Awww…