The history of American Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving celebrations are as American as the 4th of July. There’s nothing like gathering your friends and family around the Thanksgiving turkey, eating mac and cheese and pumpkin pie while washing the food down with tasty eggnog. But do you know the origins of this fantastic celebration? Keep reading to learn more.

What Is The Real History Of Thanksgiving?

Over 400 years ago, in 1620, there was a group of colonists from Plymouth, England landed in the northeast of modern-day USA. Most colonists were forced to remain onboard the ship during those first brutal months, suffering from exposure, scurvy, and contagious illnesses. An Abenaki Native American and a Pawtuxet taught the Pilgrims, who were weak from malnutrition and sickness, how to cultivate corn, gather sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants. After the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest was successful in November 1621, Governor William Bradford organized a feast and invited the fledgling colony’s Native American allies, including the Wampanoag chief Massasoit, and therefore celebrating the first American thanksgiving.

Now that you know the rich history of Thanksgiving, we have some deals that you will love for this coming thanksgiving.


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Thanksgiving Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog Deal

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Bakeroo Pumpkin Combo Deal

If you want to make the classical pumpkin pie, get ready to buy this wonderful bundle. Bakeroo brings you a tin of 100% pumpkin puree, and a bag of spices to go with it. A real smell of Thanksgiving is waiting to fill your kitchen and your entire house after you get this deal.

Bakeroo pumpkin combo deal

Betty Crocker Cake and Frosting Deal

Maybe you’re tired of pumpkin flavoured desserts, and you want to take a break from it. This American delicacy is as representative of the spangled banner as Thanksgiving itself. Make sure you take advantage of this deal before it’s gone.

Betty Crocker Cake and Frosting Deal

Kraft Barbeque Sauce Deal

Are you one of those crazy people that marinate their meat? Do you want to give your gravy a special kick? Whether you want to experiment with a different turkey flavour or you want to have an alternative sauce, this Kraft Barbeque Sauce Deal is the one for you. Two barbecue sauces that can be used as marinading liquid as well as a dip. Get yours before the deal finishes.

Kraft Barbeque Sauce Deal


So, there you have it. A little bit of perspective into why Americans celebrate Thanksgiving in November. Make sure you check our deals and other American Groceries at American Food Mart.

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