Happy Thanksgiving from Coldwell Banker!

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on November 25, 2009

Though many different stories exist, the most familiar is the story of the first Thanksgiving that took place in Plymouth Colony, in present-day Massachusetts, in 1621. More than 200 years later, President Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving. Congress finally made Thanksgiving Day an official national holiday in 1941.

And, don’t forget to watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Originally known as Macy’s Christmas Parade -to signify the launch of the Christmas shopping season. The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in New York City in 1924. It was launched by Macy’s employees and featured animals from the Central Park Zoo. Today, some 3 million people attend the annual parade and another 44 million watch it on television. Did you know Snoopy has appeared as a giant balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade more times than any other character in history?

Thanksgiving is about spending time with your loved ones and giving thanks for all you have in your life. So, be sure to give thanks, eat lots of great food and enjoy the holiday weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

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