Few American holidays have a history as steeped in myth and legend as Thanksgiving Day, which reaches back nearly 400 years to the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving in the Fall of 1621 at Plymouth Plantation in what is now Massachusetts, and at the Berkley Hundred and Jamestown in Virginia.
There’s no excuse for not dining well on Thanksgiving Day, especially not when Nineteen Restaurant is cooking. This November 22nd, the Caravelle’s standout buffet restaurant is extending an invite to foodies, friends and families to partake of the most mouth-watering Thanksgiving Dinner in town. The restaurant’s chefs are preparing specialties from all corners of the globe, together with a heaping selection of fresh seafood, as-you-like-it action stations serving hearty grilled and barbecued meats, and an overflowing line-up of appetisers, cheeses, soups, salads and desserts to satisfy your palette. For traditionalists, there will be a succulent whole roasted turkey with stuffing, giblet and cranberry sauce, garlic potatoes, buttered vegetables, pumpkin pie and more than enough gravy to go around.
We all have warm memories of Thanksgiving, the main American family get-together holiday, as we gather with our families ‘round a table brimming with traditional American dishes, to enjoy the blessing of the year, good fellowship, and to remember those members of our family who can’t be with us on the occasion.
If you do not have plans to go home to enjoy Thanksgiving with your family, then join us in the AmCham Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner. Tickets are available at the AmCham Office. Seating will be assigned in advance.
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Schedule for the event
6:30pm Thanksgiving cocktails & souvenir photographs
… celebrated in every part of the United States, and where Americans are at sea and sojourning in foreign lands, on the fourth Thursday in November.
Few American holidays have a history as steeped in myth and legend as Thanksgiving Day, which reaches back nearly 400 years to the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving in the Fall of 1621 at Plymouth Plantation in what is now Massachusetts.
This link to the roots of American history is reinforced by the Thanksgiving Proclamations of three of the greatest American presidents at defining moments in American history: George Washington in 1789 at the birth of the Republic; Abraham Lincoln in 1863 during the height of the Civil War; and Franklin Roosevelt in 1939 during the Great Depression and just prior to the outbreak of World War II.
The Pilgrims’ 1621 Thanksgiving
The Pilgrim’s first Thanksgiving lasted three days and was more of a traditional English harvest feast than a “day of Thanksgiving.” Today’s traditions are based on two separate contemporary accounts.
First is Edward Winslow’s account, in a letter dated December 12, 1621: “Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.”
The second was written about twenty years after the fact by Governor William Bradford in his History Of Plymouth Plantation. Bradford’’s History was rediscovered in 1854 after having been taken by British looters during the Revolutionary War. Its discovery prompted a greater American interest in the history of the Pilgrims, which eventually led to Lincoln’s decision to make Thanksgiving a holiday.
11th AmCham Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot Scramble Golf Tournament
WHEN: Thu, November 24, 2011 from 7:00am – 2:00pm
WHERE: Vietnam Golf & Country Club, Long Thanh My Ward, District 9
Schedule of Event
08:00a Tee times begin
08:20a Last Tee time available
12:30p “Lunch on your own”
Awards Ceremony begins