Few People Know Florida Was Home To The First Thanksgiving In America
By Marisa Roman|Published April 04, 2023
A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
This one might upheave everything you thought you knew about Plymouth Rock and the origin of Thanksgiving. And yet, buckle up! Thanks to information provided by the National Parks Service, it’s been discovered that Florida was the home of the very first Mass of Thanksgiving in America. In St. Augustine, 56 years before the Puritan Pilgrim Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock, another Thanksgiving occurred just 300 yards north of Castillo de San Marcos. Take a look at how the first Thanksgiving took place in Florida, contrary to popular belief.