Thanksgiving started in 1621 when Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag shared an autumn dinner. November 1621 was the Pilgrims first successful corn harvest. Thanksgiving wasn’t a national holiday until 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln Proclaimed Thanksgiving day every november. The first Thanksgiving meal had turkey, ducks, geese, swans, and deer. The vegetables were onions, beans, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, carrots and peas.
Thanksgiving is not celebrated everywhere. The only places that celebrate Thanksgiving are Canada, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, The Netherlands, Grenada, Japan. Liberia, The United Kingdom, and Brazil. The traditions and food are a little different but is still considered a Thanksgiving celebration.