Each festival has many colors associated with it. Just like that Thanksgiving festival also has its own colors, each having a significance and its own meaning.
The colors of Thanksgiving reflect the food and season of this annual holiday, originating with people expressing appreciation for bountiful harvests.
Colors of Thanksgiving : Red, Orange, Yellow, and Brown
Brown is the dominant color of Thanksgiving because the main course at a Thanksgiving meal is turkey. Apart from that, brown also reflects the color of leaves in deep autumn before they fall.
Yellow is the color of corn, one of the most popular Thanksgiving symbol. It is said that the first Thanksgiving feast celebrated the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest. The Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to grow corn to survive the brutal winters. Corn comes in a variety of colors: yellow, orange, red, white, blue, even brown. The various colors of corncobs also make them attractive for decoration. Ornamental corncobs are found in wreaths and cornacopias, popular seasonal decorations especially for the festival fo Thanksgiving.
Orange is the color of Pumpkins, which again are seen as a popular staple at Thanksgiving dinners, either in the form of pumpkin soup or pumpkin pie, orange adorns almost every Thanksgiving table. Pumpking is also a important Thanksgiving symbol. Native American Indians used pumpkins as a staple in their diets.
Red is the color of cranberries, which is one of the symbols of Thanksgiving. Cranberries is one of the only three fruits native to North America. Cranberries were eaten by Native Americans who believed they had medicinal value. Cranberries were mixed with meat for sweetening. It is believed that Pilgrims later added maple sugar to cranberries to create cranberry sauce.
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