Fact is the Pilgrims were English Separatists who found Plymouth Colony in New England in 1690. Thanksgiving originated in three days of prayer and feasting celebrated by the Plymouth colonists in 1621. The first national Thanksgiving Day, proclaimed by President George Washington, was celebrated on Nov 26, 1789.
But, don't you gobble 'til you wobble on this Thanksgiving Day!! Check out these sites instead...
Got your feathers ruffled worrying about having the folks over for Thanksgiving? "Stuffed" with dozens of recipes, cooking tips, suggestions for leftovers and a turkey trivia game, even a downloadable audio file of a turkey gobbling, this website talks turkey!
Learn how Thanksgiving came to be celebrated and how to prepare for the big feast and the Thanksgiving Survival Guide will help you with your planning.
The Thanksgiving Feast is loaded (but no calories), with sites to prepare for your big day, from Thanksgiving recipes to saying grace, to the scoop on diets (for after the big day!).
To learn some intriguing facts about turkey that will make interesting conversation at the table or when you're visiting, Vintage Chips has the trivia! Find out what you know with this Thanksgiving quiz.
Talking Turkey is a collection of delicious menus put together by the folks at Epicurious. There are over 20 Thanksgiving menus to choose from, including Colonial Boston, Shaker, Country and, of course, Heartland. Ever wonder what the difference is between sweet potatoes and yams? Visit the Best Sweet Potato recipes to find out. You’ll be glad you did.
Let the Thanksgiving Festivities begin!... a Celebration of the first Thanksgiving, with entertainment, music, stories and a virtual turkey to take home!
Thanksgiving on the Web has more turkey facts, postcards, fall colors in different states, recipes and Thanksgiving stories. And what do Pilgrims and football have in common? They're all part of the Thanksgiving tradition. Let's Talk Turkey will tell you how well you know your Thanksgiving history.
Just for fun, download Over the River and Through the Woods at Thanksgiving Traditions! And then, if it's Over the River and Through the Woods you go, RoadTrip America will help you in preparing for your holiday travel plans.
Ben & Jerry have a bunch of Turkey Day activities, history, American Indian links, recipes, Food for Thought and a couple of gobblers, too. Then learn the Truth About the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving from the good folks at Plymouth.
Whether you're one of the thousands who are planning to see the parade in person or one of the millions who will watch it on TV, the magic of the world's greatest parade is all right here! There are scenes from the Thanksgiving Parade Photo Gallery, audio, Parade history and a map so you still experience the fun. Is it easy to blow those balloons up? Wow, find out.
Talking Turkey, is a collection of deeelish menus put together by the folks at Epicurious. There are altogether 16 Thanksgiving menus to choose from, including Colonial Boston, Shaker, Country and, of course, Heartland.
Reader's Digest's Thanksgiving page is full of tasty traditions, projects and crafts, and a bookstore, of course!
Learn the Truth About the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving from the good folks at Plymouth.
To keep the kiddies occupied before Thanksgiving there are games and entertainment galore at these sites.
If your idea of giving thanks doesn't include turkey, you can get some vegan holiday feast ideas from the Vegetarian Thanksgiving and The Vegetarian Kitchen has a great selection of recipes as does the The Low Fat Vegetarian and Vegetarian Resource Guide.
Before you head out to the stores, check out this Holiday Guide from CNet. If you're one who likes to start their Christmas or Hannukah shopping early, (or would like to give it a go) iVillage has a fun-filled Community Challenge, where you and a group of other shoppers will get all your holiday shopping done by Thanksgiving. They make shopping lists, share gift ideas, plan a holiday budget and find the best gifts for all your family and friends.