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Forefather's Day


22 December

Forefather's Day is celebrated in the New England area of America to commemorate when the pilgrims landed on 21 December 1620.

It's particularly marked in Plymouth, Massachusetts, with ceremonies jointly led by the Old Colony Club and the Mayflower Society.

A meal served includes a version of succotash that has large pieces of meat in it, meant to be sliced at the table.

Note that the day should be celebrated on the 21st, but is actually celebrated on the 22nd, owing to a date error that was made when changing the date to the Gregorian calendar.

If the celebration falls on a Sunday, it may be moved to the day before. In 2014, prices for the dinner and speaker ranged from $68 to $75 dollars. The dinner was held at the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth.


See also:

All December food days


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Oulton, Randal. "Forefather's Day." CooksInfo.com. Published 12 March 2004; revised 27 May 2009. Web. Accessed 12/17/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/forefathers-day>.

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