Next Thursday marks the arrival of Thanksgiving in the United States. For some family and friends, it is the one opportunity during the year to break bread. The historical significance of the holiday is often supplanted by usual rituals of ingestion (sometimes indigestion) and merriment.
Thanksgiving’s roots during the early colonization of North America are religiously based, primarily modeled on the harvest festivals prevalent in Europe. The traditions revolving around Thanksgiving’s early followers usually commemorate safe passage to Colonial America and Canada, or, sharing the harvest between native and settler. It wasn’t until the outbreak of World War II when FDR signed a bill making Thanksgiving a national holiday. Thank you, Mr. President! Lady Justice would like to wish everyone a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season.