What are you doing this Thanksgiving? Are you staying at home and cooking up a big feast or heading through the woods and over the hills to Grandmother’s house? Whether you’re coming or going, staying or leaving, been-there-done-that or in adventure mode, fireworks are a great way to add special memories to your Thanksgiving celebration.
This holiday reminds us of how important it is to give thanks for the blessings that we have. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 by pilgrims who had hopped the pond from England in search of religious freedom, relief from usurious taxes and in the spirit of endless possibility. It was the start of the “American Dream,” but it wasn’t very dreamy. The weather was unforgiving, disease was rampant and the terrain not as fertile as the new residents to North America may have wished. However, eventually life started turning around, with the help of Native Americans, and a day of celebrating the first harvest in the New World was marked by a gathering of Pilgrims and representatives from indigenous tribes. It wasn’t later until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln made it an official holiday.
I know this sounds ridiculous, but imagine how awesome it would have been to help mark the inaugural event with fireworks. Imagine the surprise both the pilgrims and Native Americans would have had to see beautiful pyrotechnic displays lighting up the sky in praises of a (somewhat) bountiful meal. We bet our One Bad Mother in Law 500 Gram Cake would blast those buckled boots right off. By the way, did YOU invite YOUR mother in law to Thanksgiving dinner?!
Any of the fireworks from All Spark Fireworks would make a great addition to your turkey day entertainment. We especially like our Sky Lanterns; you can attach a message of thanks to each one and send them up, up and away!