David Lasch, Reporter

It’s that time of year again. Welcome back to the Holiday season!

Over the next week, CHHS students will be on Thanksgiving break. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the forth Thursday of November every year, which would be the 25th this year. Thanksgiving has been around for a very long time, and not everyone knows it’s significance.

Thanksgiving was started in 1621 after the Pilgrims, who were refugees of a sort from Europe that were seeking religious freedom at the time. They travels to the Americas and landed at Plymouth rock where they made their first settlements. They made it through the winter of 1620, but knew the following winter of 1621 would be as hard, if not harder.

The Pilgrims met a Native tribe known as the Wampanoag. The Wampanoag taught the Pilgrims different things about the land, such as new and different types of agriculture (e.g. Corn), where to fish, and where to hunt. At harvest time, both decided to hold a feast in celebration of their friendships and success in the harvest. This is known as the first Thanksgiving, and for more than two centuries Thanksgiving has been celebrated in each individual state and colony.

As you are celebrating Thanksgiving this year, take a few moments to think about what you are truly thankful for. As the Pilgrims were thankful for the food they were taught to grow, and the freedom that they had achieved, what are you thankful for?

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break CHHS Students!