December 21 is known in New England as Forefather's Day. On this date in 1621 (December 11 according to the Old Style Julian Calendar), the Pilgrims came ashore at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Forefather's Day was first celebrated by descendants of those original colonists in 1769, who dressed in plain clothes and shared a meal which featured many Native American delicacies, including baked whortleberry pudding, succotash, seafood, and roasted venison, as well as traditional English fare, including apple "pye," cranberry tarts, and cheese. As a holiday commemorating the Pilgrims, it preceded the annual observance of Thanksgiving, but was eventually overtaken in cultural significance by the November holiday. Nevertheless, Happy Forefather's Day!