Can you believe Thanksgiving is next Thursday? For those of you that are less familiar with Thanksgiving, here is a little back story. The event that Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by some of the first colonists to give thanks to God for guiding them safely to the New World. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days - can you imagine planning to cook that much food for three days?! The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating "thanksgivings"—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.