6 popular myths about Thanksgiving you shouldn't believe
As it turns out, the popular image of the first Thanksgiving in America is not that accurate. Today QuizzClub team wants to dispel some common myths about the origin of our favorite holiday. Are you ready?
Actually, the people who landed on Plymouth Rock referred to themselves as "Saints". In those days, ALL the early colonists were called the pilgrims.
This harvest festival wasn't solemn at all and included gambling, drinking, athletic games and even target shooting.
They didn't actually dress this way. They were just portrayed so by the artists of the 19th century.
They didn't have beef, cheese or milk on the table as well. The Pilgrims ate deer, oysters, Indian corn and berries.
As it turned out, the same feast didn't probably take place next years. The Pilgrims weren't in a right mood for that: the harvest was not that good, and newly arrived Pilgrims caused a lot of troubles.
Actually, the feast was held some time between late September and the middle of October.
Did these facts surprise you? Or were you familiar with them? Do you have any other facts about Thanksgiving to share with us?
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