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Posted by Lorea Thomson on Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 11:20am.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time-honored tradition in all parts of our great nation in which we celebrate the 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving prompted by a hearty harvest. Thanksgiving in the United States has been observed on various dates throughout history.  Prior to President Lincoln, Thanksgiving observation varied from state to state.  By the 19th century, the final Thursday in November had become customary for most states.  It was an attempt to foster unity between the Northern and the Southern states.  Sadly, because of the Civil War, some of the Confederate States refused to recognize Lincoln’s suggested “final Thursday of November” to be a nationwide day for Thanksgiving, it did not take effect until the 1870’s.  Then in December of 1941, by federal legislation, Congress passed a bill into law making Thanksgiving a national holiday on the fourth Thursday in November. 

Special thanks to F.D.R. for making sure we can stuff our tummies this fourth Thursday of November and not have to work or go to school!  It definitely does not mean you will have the day off if you are hosting friends and family over for the Thanksgiving Day delicacies.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Unless of course, you have lined up a completely prepared traditional multi course Thanksgiving dinner for eight, ready for pick up on Thanksgiving morning from the Four Seasons Palm Beach for $275.00 plus tax and gratuity.  Call for ordering details (561) 582-2800.

Alternatively, perhaps, you plan to enjoy the Thanksgiving Buffet at the Jupiter Beach Resort Grand Ballroom.  The buffet is $42.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity, $19.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. A more traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served, a la carte, at Sinclaire’s Ocean Grill.  For more information and reservations visit www.jupiterbeachresort.com.

The best of everything is available to all the chefs cooking on Thursday at one of the finest gourmet markets in the area, Carmine’s Gourmet Market in Palm Beach Gardens. You will find the freshest and finest ingredients, recipes, cooking tips, and host gifts to make your holiday spectacular! www.carmines.com 

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