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Plymouth MA & Thanksgiving Day Origins-Cheat Sheet

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Have you ever had a difficult time explaining to your child, nephew, niece, or frankly, anybody else who asked how Thanksgiving Day got started and became a national holiday in the United States? Well, please bookmark this blog as your go-to cheat sheet for when you are called upon regarding the Holiday.


Known as 'America's Hometown', Plymouth, Massachusetts is widely considered to be the birthplace of the United States of America we know and love today. This is the location where England’s English pilgrims, aboard the famous Mayflower, arrived ashore in the early 17th century and established one of America’s first settlements. Named after a small English town of Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts is one of the oldest municipalities in all of North America and holds special significance for the New England region and the entire American population.

It all started back in the early 1600’s, when the Pilgrims, who were a group of ordinary English men, women and children, wanted …