It’s almost time for one of the most beloved gatherings of the year. For most people. Thanksgiving evokes memories of families, friends, great food and good times. Although this tradition dates back to 1621, when the first famous meal took place, Thanksgiving was not celebrated annually for many years.
Two accounts of the celebration are in existence; in the form of letters written by William Bradford & Edward Winslow. Through their writing we can gather the menu at the feast; including five deer brought by the Indians, turkeys, cod, and bass; plus the harvest they had brought in – wheat, corn and barley. We can also assume that the Pilgrims brought the food they had grown accustomed to; seafood such as clams, mussels, lobster and eel, s well as acorns, walnuts, chestnuts, squash, beans and wild fruits.
It is estimated that the first Thanksgiving meal took place in early October; although President Abraham Lincoln established the holiday on last Thursday in November, most likely to commemorate the anchoring of the Mayflower at Cape Cod. When many thought it too close to Christmas, Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the holiday to the fourth Thursday of November in 1939. To this day, even though there are traditional parades and football games, the meal is still the most anticipated part of the day.
Holiday meals are even more festive when you decorate with beautiful fall floral arrangements. No holiday table is complete without a Thanksgiving centerpiece full of the warmth, color and sensations of the holidays. At Bagoy’s Florist, we have both traditional harvest centerpieces – showcasing wheat, millet and sunflowers – or more contemporary twists on seasonal bouquets, such as this artistic floral arrangement with bright colors and interesting textures.
However you plan on celebrating the most famous of meals, Bagoy’s Florist & Home has the flowers, bouquets and arrangements to help your holiday table shine! Come in today to make sure you have the most beautiful table in Anchorage this Thanksgiving – and have a great holiday!