Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The History Of Thanksgiving & Black Friday at Surdyke

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, many people are in the kitchen getting their feast ready for tomorrow. However, do you know why we are celebrating Thanksgiving? You may know about how the Pilgrims were celebrating their first successful and invited the Indians to join in the festivities, but there is a lot more to how Thanksgiving became what it is today. The best ATV dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks shares some little-known facts about the history of Thanksgiving. 

Did You Know?

It may have been a while since your last history lesson on Thanksgiving, so here is a brief video from The History Channel explaining how Thanksgiving began with a few fun facts you may not have known.

Fun Facts About The History Of Thanksgiving

- Turkey was not on the menu during the first Thanksgiving instead, they ate deer, duck, goose and shellfish. 

- Thanksgiving did not become an annual event until nearly 200 years after the "first Thanksgiving."

- Franklin D. Roosevelt briefly moved Thanksgiving to the third Thursday in November during the depression to allow retailers to make more money during the holiday shopping season. It was not liked by the American public and in 1941, the president reluctantly signed a bill moving it back to the fourth Thursday in November.

- Pumpkins and other squash were served during the feast, however, there were no pumpkin pies, as the colonist did not have any ovens and the Mayflower's sugar supply had dwindled by the fall of 1621.

- In 1817, New York became the first of several states to officially adopt the annual Thanksgiving holiday. However, each state celebrated it on a different day. 

- Sarah Josepha Hale, most famous for the creation of Mary Had A Little Lamb, launched a campaign to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday. It lasted for 36 years and she published numerous editorial and sent letters to governors, senators, presidents and other politicians. 

- In 1863, during the height of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday. 

Black Friday at Surdyke Yamaha

At Surdyke Yamaha, we like to take this time of the year to Thank our loyal customers and new friends that we have made this year. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season. To make this season a little bit better and to make holiday shopping easier, our Black Friday event is being expanded to the whole week of Thanksgiving! That way you can sleep off that turkey coma instead of waiting in line early Friday morning. You can find great deals on things like ATVs, generators, motocross gear, motorcycles, jet skis, tubes, wakeboards and more! Come on over to the best Yamaha dealer at the lake of the Ozarks to see what all we have in store for our Black Friday sale. 

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