'Vino un barco cargado de gustos y se fue vacío'
(Spanish popular saying) It means something like 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'.
This blog brings together all of my preferences, experiences, caprices, trivialities and the like. Hope you enjoy it! :)
Hello dearies! I named this post after one phrase, a French proverb: Gratitude is the heart's memory, because today, it's Thanksgiving day!
This is aholiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. But why not in all the countries? A day of gratitude is always worthwhile. Thankfulness is much more than saying 'Thank you' as we have to. Thankfulness is a way to experience the world, a way to perceive, a way to be surprised. I am a foreigner in Ireland and I was welcomed warmly. It's here where I have a job and I am learning English. I miss my country so much but it's here where I'll achieve my goals.
That being said, Why is Thanksgiving celebrated?
In 1620, Pilgrims hopped over the pond from England to United States by ship, and they disembarked in Plymouth. Pilgrims fled the country because of the beliefs of the Church of England and they wanted to separate from it. They might be considered the first inmigrants in North America.
The Pilgrims settled in what is now the state of Massachusetts. Their first winter was so difficult, because of they arrived in there too late to grow many crops. Without fresh food, many of them died from disease.The following spring the native Indians taught them how to grow corn, that was a new food for them. They showed them other crops to grow in the unfamiliar soil and how to hunt and fish.
Pilgrims were very grateful for their help, that's why they invited the local Indian chief and 90 Indians next autumn. The Indians brought deer to roast with the turkeys and other wild game offered by the colonists. The colonists had learned how to cook cranberries and different kinds of corn and squash dishes from the Indians.
Next years, many of the original colonists celebrated the autumn harvest with a feast of thanks, it started to be a tradition. After the United States became an independent country, Congress recommended one yearly day of thanksgiving for the whole nation to celebrate. George Washington suggested the date November 26 as Thanksgiving Day. Then in 1863, at the end of a long and bloody civil war, Abraham Lincoln asked all Americans to set aside the 4th or the last Thursday in November as a day of thanksgiving. Sometimes, U.S Thanksgiving Day coincides with my birthday :)
And what about Bombshells? Did they celebrate this wonderful day? Of course, they did!
Check out these funny pics!
Well, I am not such a photogenic girl, to pose beside a turkey xD nevertheless, I've just cooked one for tonight :) It will go with some mashed potatoes, leeks, glazed onions&carrots and bread rolls.