The B. Chaney staff hopes your family has a happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to lead into the Christmas season and beyond. The B. Chaney Improvements staff members truly hope that you’ll take some time to reflect on all your blessings of 2023, such as good health, a home, friends, children, faith, a job, a pet, etc…It’s a great way to go into the Christmas season being grateful for what has already been received.
Consider this Thanksgiving history and trivia as you’re checking your December calendar.
The next couple of months is a good time to meet if you’re planning a home improvement project this year or want a building project completed in the new year. Brad Chaney, owner of B. Chaney Improvements, has more than two decades of building expertise. He and his crew of building professionals build custom homes, complete major renovations and build major additions onto existing homes. They work throughout the greater Charleston, SC area.
The History of Thanksgiving in America
The first Thanksgiving between the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians happened in the fall of 1621, about 10 months after the Mayflower landed in Plymouth, MA. Only 44 of the 102 original voyagers were alive due to hardships of the first year. The celebration was for the great harvest, which happened because the Native-American Indians taught them about growing local crops. The Pilgrims were appreciated, because they had helped the Wampanoags fight back a rival tribe that attacked earlier in the year.
1. What year was the celebration that is most commonly considered to be the first Thanksgiving?
A: 1621. This is the celebration that people most often talk about when they are talking about the “first” Thanksgiving. But there are others that are claimed to be the first Thanksgiving. There was another celebration in Plymouth in 1623 and one in Boston in 1631 that people claim was the actual first Thanksgiving.
2. How long did the first Thanksgiving celebration last?
A: Three days. It was celebrated much earlier than our current celebration, possibly in late September. There were about 50 European settlers and around 90 native Americans (from the Wampanoag tribe) who attended the multi-day feast.
3. Under which president did Thanksgiving become an annual holiday?
A: Abraham Lincoln. The U.S. has celebrated Thanksgiving off and on since 1774. On November, 26, 1789 George Washington made a proclamation that the country would celebrate a day of thanksgiving to God. Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday after Sarah Joseph Hale, the woman who wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” convinced Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. That came after writing letters to him for 17 years.
Thankful for B. Chaney Client Testimonials
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“I’m very, very, very pleased with the work. My bathroom has much more functionality and I just love it!” — Debbie, Charleston
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