We all were taught that the first “Thanksgiving” was between the Pilgrims and a local Indian tribe in Massachusetts but here is a little more detail of this great America holiday. In1621, the Pilgrims shared a feast with the Wampanoag community in Martha’s Vineyard. That was just about a year after they landed on the Mayflower. This is the first, traditional “celebration” of today’s holiday. Not much is known of these celebrations but separate states did have holidays similar to todays. In 1863, President Lincoln formerly declared that “Thanksgiving” would be an annual, national holiday. While the Civil War was going on, he wanted to commemorate the Union’s victory at Gettysburg. Today it is the most popular American holiday celebrated by all Americans regardless of race, religion and background.