A Brief History of National Turkey Day (part two)

Americans celebrated their first official day of Thanksgiving in 1777 after Washington’s victory over the British at Saratoga. However, the national day of giving thanks didn’t take hold until a few years later in 1846 when Sarah Josepha Hale, the first female American magazine editor and the author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, began writing … Continue reading A Brief History of National Turkey Day (part two)

A Brief History of National Turkey Day

Ok, maybe it's not all about the turkey and shopping. Maybe you had fajitas, like I did. However you celebrated Thanksgiving, I'm sure, like me, you're curious about how this holiday of feasting came to be. If that's the case, I hope you'll follow along as we explore the history of Thanksgiving. The First Thanksgiving … Continue reading A Brief History of National Turkey Day