Thanksgiving is celebrated on the last Thursday of November in the United States. This is an opportunity to spend an evening with friends and it is an original day for eating certain foods that people are not necessarily used to enjoying year round!
Thanksgiving is the symbolic origin for the Day of Thanksgiving founded in 1620, from the settlers from England, who landed in Plymouth Bay. They founded a colony, but were quickly confronted with a disease known as scurvy which is caused by a lack of food. They are then helped by Indians who taught them to fish, hunt and grow corn. In gratitude, during the fall of 1621, the settlers organized the first “Thanksgiving”, inviting the Indians to share their meals where wild turkeys were offered.
What does one eat at the Thanksgiving meal? The main dish is usually stuffed turkey, filled with chestnuts, sausage, apples, all served with a side of cranberry sauce. Vegetables like mashed sweet potatoes, mashed rutabagas, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn on the cob, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and apple cider are also perennial favorites.
Thanksgiving is a big affair, and many people will decorate the table special for it. Here are some decorating tips provided by Blair Stover that you might want to follow this Thanksgiving to make your holiday a smooth one as well as a memorable one:
1. Know the table size along with the number of chairs you will need. Knowing how many guests you will have coming to your Thanksgiving party is very important.
2. Table linens. Try to use tablecloths that will go with the holiday and stay away from neutral colors.
3. Try candles. Candles can be a very decorative piece but don’t let it go overboard.
4. Lighting. Make sure your lighting is not bright but it is just good enough for a dinner party.
5. Music. Set the tone with some music.
6. Fragrance. Nothing says Thanksgiving like some scented candles.