Nicole Castillo, Reporter

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means eat, eat, eat, and football. Every year families gather and eat like a hobbit for a day. Families eat things from turkey to stuffing to pumpkin pie, and all you can think about after the giant meal is to sleep. The website says that after a Thankgiving meal people gain up to 1.10 pounds on average. But the question is why do we stuff ourselves on November 27th every year till we blow up?

The reason we celebrate Thanksgiving is to primarily to give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. In modern day United States the Thanksgiving Day tradition is traced back to the 1621 celebration at Plymouth, which is in present day Massachusetts. The Plymouth feast was prompted from a good harvest and were celebrated by Pilgrims and Puritans. This Thanksgiving was held for several days and was identified as the “First Thanksgiving”. The practice of holding an annual harvest festival did not become a regular affair in New England until the late 1660s.

Thanksgiving is also celebrated in Canada, Grenada, Liberia, The Netherlands, and the Norfolk Islands. There is also similar holidays in Germany (Erntedankfest) and in Japan (Labor Thanksgiving Day).

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, remember to give thanks and have a great Thanksgiving meal.