Thanksgiving Day is the second most popular holiday next to Christmas; hence it is interesting to delve into the details of thanksgiving symbols.
Turkey: Turkey is the centerpiece of every table during the celebration. The dinner is a reminder of the “Four Wild Turkeys” served during the first Thanksgiving feast.
Cornucopia: Cornucopia is a horn-shaped container, filled to the brim with items from the recent harvest.
Pumpkin: Pumpkin pie is a favorite dessert during thanksgiving. Historians have attributed the popularity of “pumpkin” as a to its historical significance as a symbol of the harvest festival.
Corn: It is one of the most popular thanksgiving symbols. Corn is a reminder of the importance and heritage of the harvest festival.
Cranberry: Cranberry remains a very important thanksgiving symbol till date. It was originally known as a “crane berry” as its pink blossoms and drooping head reminded the ancient pilgrims of a crane.
With Thanksgiving probably the second most popular holiday next to Christmas, it can be interesting and entertaining to examine the meaning and origins behind some of the holidays’ symbols.