23 Nov Thanksgiving at Cat’s Hostel Madrid

Thanksgiving Day can be traced back to the 1621 celebration at the Plymouth Plantation, where the religious refugees from England known popularly as the Pilgrims invited the local Native Americans to a harvest feast after a particularly successful growing season. The previous year’s harvests had failed and in the winter of 1620 half of the pilgrims had starved to death. Luckily for the rest, members of the local Wampanoag tribe taught the Pilgrims how to grow corn, beans and squash (the Three Sisters); catch fish, and collect seafood. There are only two contemporary accounts of the 1621 Thanksgiving, but it’s clear that Turkey was not on the menu. The three-day feast included goose, lobster, cod and deer.

Ever since 1621, Thanksgiving has been nationwide celebrated. This date is about being grateful for all the good things in life…but besides, It’s a date when families and friends take the time to catch up, spend time together, love (or at least tolerate) each other, and stuff themselves with delicious food.

We must say we are quite jealous about this tradition. We’ve been watching it in the American movies from the beginning of TV times, our mouths watering at the sight of that big fat turkey on the table. Every year we go to the supermarket around these days full of hope to find a turkey in the meat section and finally being able to celebrate the American Thanksgiving. We always leave crestfallen.

But we won’t give up! This year we are celebrating Thanksgiving with our without a turkey. And we are making it even better than in the movies. For those nostalgic Americans, and for the jealous people like us, we are having a delicious dinner (all you can eat), one hour unlimited beer and sangria, live music and Pubcrawl for the amazing price of 15 euros.


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