When was the first Thanksgiving meal?


Food Quiz

When was the first Thanksgiving meal?

A. 1582

B. 1614

C. 1621

D. 1704

Answer at bottom of rail.

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Food Quiz answer

- C. (According to History.com, the holiday feast dates back to November 1621, when the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth for an autumn harvest celebration.)