FOREFATHERS’ DAY – December 22 (Unless on Sunday, Then Following Monday)
Fri Dec 22nd

Forefathers' Day

On December 21, 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers' landing in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is commemorated each year. In 1769, the Old Colony Club of Plymouth, Massachusetts, established the observance. The town observes the holiday on December 22nd (except on Sunday, then on the following Monday).

Several activities have been held to honor the ancestors of 1769. The Old Colony Club honors the forefathers who were born in 1769. Members of Cole's Hill, next to Massasoit's statue, begin at 6:00 a.m. with a march by members to the top of Cole's Hill at 6:00 a.m. They read a proclamation in honor of the forefathers, followed by a ceremonial firing of the club's cannon.

As part of their anniversary, both the Old Colony Club and the Mayflower Society serve succotash dinners. Sauquetash was first reported as a part of the first anniversary. Suppash is served as a broth with large pieces of fowl and meat that are sliced at the table, unlike later versions of succotash in Plymouth. The Forefathers were not called "pilgrims" by the Old Colony Club, and the Old Colony Club did not mention them. The name didn't appear until much later.

Well into the 1800s, from New England to Los Angeles, churches, and other groups celebrated the day with meals they called "New England" dinners. The lessons learned in the years since the Plymouth settlers arrived were discussed in speeches. Some recalled their past. Others recalled their past.

How to celebrate #forefathersday

Learn more about your ancestors. Find out more about the pilgrims in your past and the country's history. Learn the history behind the Mayflower and more. To post on social media, use the hashtag #ForefathersDay.

Although the day honors the forefathers who helped establish colonies on the continent, there were several women who contributed to the cause, as well as many women who were active. 5 Foremothers Who Helped Shape The United States is a fictional book that was published in the United States. Learn some of their names and stories by reading 5 Foremothers Who Helped Shape The United States.

The day of the forefathers' day in history has a long tradition

"To honor the forefathers," the Mayflower's Descendants founded the Old Colony Club and established Forefathers' Day on December 22, 1769, "to honor the forefathers." The landing's anniversary of the landing was incorrectly estimated to be December 22nd rather than December 21st when adjusting the date to the Gregorian calendar.

The two notable celebrations took place 100 years ago. The Pilgrim Society held its first celebration at First Parish Church in 1820, the first in 1820. Daniel Webster spoke movingly about the pilgrims. It was Webster's touching address that brought Plymouth Rock into the patriotic spotlight. He made it a historic like never before on Forefathers' Day this year.

On December 21st, President Woodrow Wilson declared the day as Pilgrims' Day in 1920, reflecting the more accepted conversion to the Gregorian calendar.

DATES 2022 December 22

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2028 December 22

2029 December 22