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Thanksgiving: Sharing Sweetness With Cultural Harmony and Without the Sugar

21 Nov

Valerie's Voice: For the Health of It

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Three more days before the day of the turkey! I wish you all a wonderful holiday.

Bring back the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving Day. Just like many holidays, turkey day has evolved into an excuse to STUFF your face. The original celebration was much more meaningful than just sitting down to a dinner.

The first celebrated Thanksgiving Day in 1621 was a shared feast between the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians.  The feast was a celebration of the bountiful harvest and what came to be a 50 year friendship between the two cultures. The Indians helped the pilgrims learn how to thrive in a land they were not equipped to survive; avoiding poisonous plants, harvesting corn and taking sap from trees.  Both groups contributed to the feast, the Indians brought deer and spices while the colonists contributed wild fowl,  vegetables (corn, lettuce, cabbage, onions, peas and carrots) and…

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Posted by on November 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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