Flowers and words are the means of communication to show our emotions. Every flower, with
its color and size and shape determines a meaning. Nowadays sending and gifting flowers on
diffferent occassions has become the part of life. On festivals and celebrations like
Thanksgiving and Christmas etc, we see people exchanging, gifting, and sending
In history, mankind has celebrated the bountiful harvest with thanksgiving ceremonies. The
story of Thanksgiving is basically the story of the Pilgrims and their thankful community
feast at Plymouth, Massachusetts
Harvest festivals and thanksgiving celebrations were held by the ancient Greeks, the Romans,
the Hebrews, the Chinese, and the Egyptians.
The Thanksgiving flower story has always interested everyone alike. Thanksgiving is a symbol
for tradition and sharing. People shared food and sent flowers to their loved ones.
Thanksgiving was celebrated as harvest festivals in the ancient times. But in the modern
times it modified into thanksgiving, giving thanks to elders by and offering to god for all
In 1620, a boat with hundred people sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to settle in the New
World, which questioned the beliefs of the Church of England and they got separated. The
Pilgrims settled in Massachusetts. Their first winter in the New World was very difficult.
The Iroquois Indians taught them how to grow corn (maize), a new food for the colonists.
Indians showed them other crops to grow in the unfamiliar soil and how to hunt and fish.
Young observed the commonalities between the contemporary American Thanksgiving and the
secular harvest celebration of 1621 and declared the Pilgrim's feast of 1621 as â??The First
In 1789, US's first President, Washington declared November 26 of that year as a national
day of Thanksgiving. On this day Later it was stopped without any reason. Turkey, corn (or
maize), pumpkins and cranberry sauce are symbols which represent the first
In the meanwhile, a magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale
worked hard to keep the idea of
Thanksgiving alive. She published editorials and wrote letters to the President and
Governors, appealing them to fix a day of Thanksgiving every year. Finally during the Civil
War, in 1863
, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November, 1863 as
Thanksgiving Day. And after the war, the Congress proclaimed Thanksgiving as a national
holiday. In 1939
, President Franklin Roosevelt declared the last but one Thursday in
November as the national Thanksgiving Day. In Canada thanksgiving day is celebrated on
in October. Thus, thanksgiving day is being celebrated worldwide on different
days, by the sharing of food and sending flower gifts to the people they love most, with the