To begin, the way each society celebrates birthdays reveals their attitudes towards individuality. For instance, when the societies each celebrate birthdays is different. In Jonas’s society, there is a community-wide ceremony held in December that acknowledges the passing of a year in age. As the narrator explained early on in the book, “Each December, all the new children born in the previous year turned One” (Lowry 11).
However, this is an error because people from other continents had reached the Americans before 1492. In fact, the American continent had been populated thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans. Another important fact that Dr. Jendian clarified during the lesson was that Pilgrims did not introduce the tradition of Thanksgiving. In fact, Eastern individuals observed fall harvest celebrations for centuries. The Pilgrims had nothing to do with this celebration, so the dinner between Pilgrims and Indians is a myth.
Starting with the development of New England (One of the British colonies in North America), the founders of New England were Pilgrims who founded Plymouth in 1620. These Pilgrims wanted to find The Promised Land, they wanted success. They left on a ship called Mayflower as permission granted by Virginia. 35 Saints and 65 Strangers were on the Mayflower on their journey. They arrived on Plymouth when they accidently went off course.
(embassy) Those people settled down in Plymouth thereafter and became the exception. For another round of migrations to Massachusetts Bay colony starting from 1630, migrants were sent by Massachusetts Bay Company, which was a company similar as London Company. It was empowered by the King to colonize the area from 3 miles north of the Merrimack River to 3 miles south of the Charles River in New England.(pur40) John Winthrop was entrusted by the Massachusetts Bay Company to bring people to the New World.
Over the Border Every year my family decides what to do for the holidays and where to go. Most of the time I have no say in it because my uncles insist on visiting or they invite us over. It doesn’t help that all of my family lives in Texas, California, and Mexico. This year has been the first time that we have spent Christmas and New Years here at home with just my family in a long time. Last year we took a long trip to Chihuahua, Mexico which is the biggest part/state of Mexico where my mother is from.
That is definitely not normal for our society. “But his mind was still on December and the coming ceremony. Though he had been reassured by his parents, he hadn’t the slightest idea of what his assignment would be” (Lowry 19). In our society fourteen is the lowest age when someone can start work, so technically that would be against the law and be called child labor. Anyway, After all that is said and done, It is time to be
Christmas as one of the most popular holidays in the year is celebrated by Christians worldwide but is open to everyone. The Christmas time of the year is thought of as the season of gift giving and kindness to all. During the month, people often do more charity work and selfless acts. In the USA, Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December although it is different to some other countries.
Every Christmas and Easter, we go to mass as a family. During the Christmas season, we also set up a nativity scene, but we don’t add the figurine of infant Jesus until Christmas day. Besides our faith filled traditions we also have ones that we made along the way. Annually on Christmas we take a family photo in front of the Christmas tree. I find this unique because you can see
“Thanksgiving Myths” Two myths are “The Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving every year”, “The Wampanoag brought popcorn to the first Thanksgiving feast”. The truth in these myths are that the Pilgrims did celebrate thanksgiving. That the Pilgrims came to America to for land and for the thanksgiving part. I think people believe this.
Have you ever thought about the origins of our holidays? Columbus day in particular has recently been controversial. Maybe the textbook version isn’t the same as the truth. The truth about Christopher Columbus provides evidence that Columbus day should be abolished. First off, he didn’t even care about any of the Native Americans.
Americans celebrate so many holidays and enjoy their days off without truly knowing the history behind the events leading up to the creation of these “sacred” days. Elementary school students all around America learn the rhyme “in 1492 Columbus sailed the Ocean blue” and celebrate his “discovery” of America. Columbus Day has been celebrated for two hundred years. Although the American population does not know all the details about Columbus. He was a greedy person and essentially started slavery in the United States.
In the year 1492 there was a man name Christopher Columbus traveling around the sea when all of the sudden he found land soon to be called America. In America this trip is celebrated with Columbus Day. Americans should not celebrate Columbus Day because Columbus murdered and cruel native Americans. Columbus killed Native Americans with dogs, fire, and smallpox. Columbus was cruel to Native Americans the things he did was cut off their hands, made them slaves, and raped the Native women.