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Forefather's Day

Discussion in 'Church History' started by VirginiaHuguenot, Dec 20, 2004.

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  1. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    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! :pilgrim:
     
  2. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Happy Forefather's Day 2005! :pilgrim:
     
  3. Plimoth Thom

    Plimoth Thom Puritan Board Freshman

  4. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    You have a noble heritage brother! :pilgrim:
     
  5. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Happy Forefather's Day 2006! :pilgrim:
     
  6. Kevin

    Kevin Puritan Board Doctor

    That is so cool. I have 7 in my family tree I should get the list from my mum.
    I did find this family picture though.

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    Strong family likeness, no?
     
  7. MrMerlin777

    MrMerlin777 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    My ancestors are Anabaptists, Scotsmen, Cherokee, and Jew, mostly.
     
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