Thanksgiving: a bit of history and what we are thankful for

Many times when asked how Thanksgiving began, people don’t always know the correct answer. Not only is food, family, and thankfulness important on this great day, but knowing why we are able to celebrate this day is most important.

History of Thanksgiving:

Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November every year and is meant to be cerebrated with an overload of food, family and friends to honor the early settlers.  A long time ago, a group of English Protestants (also known as Pilgrims) wanted to break away and venture off to the “New World”.  So, they set out on a sixty-six day voyage across the Atlantic Ocean with 101 men, women, and children.  The goal was to land and settle where current day New York City is, but due to vicious winds, they had to cut their trip short and settle at what we now know as Cape Cod.  This is where the Pilgrims and the Native Americans from the Wampanoag tribe (or the Indians as we call them) crossed paths with each other.


When winter season arrived, the Pilgrims gathered anything and everything they could get their hands on, including the Indian’s supplies.  This is where the well-known, beloved Squanto comes into play.  Squanto wanted to avoid any struggle and tension with the Pilgrims, so he took it upon himself to teach the Pilgrims how to grow corn and fertilize their fields using fish.


Here at Sharn we are thankful for many things. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support our customers and vendors give us and all the hard work the employees do for us. So we want to wish them all a happy Thanksgiving.





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