Celebration for Thanksgiving Day usually means getting together with family and enjoying the traditional holiday meal of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie! Many homes will be decorated with Indian corn, pumpkins, hay bales, scare crows, and corn stalks remind us of the season. Start the day off by watching the traditional holiday parade, a show of giant balloons, then roll into the afternoon of football! Perhaps your neighborhood holds the annual “Turkey Bowl”, a traditional friendly game of touch football. This is a great way to bring a community together for an afternoon of fun!
Did you know that the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast in 1621 that was acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies? For more than two centuries we have been celebrating this traditional holiday. But it wasn’t until 1863 in the midst of the Civil War that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day to be a national holiday to be held each November.
IKO Community Management wishes everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your traditions or create new ones with your community.
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