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Algonkian Harvest Festivals

The Algonkian tribes at the time of pilgrims held six different harvest or thanksgiving festivals during the year which are as follows:

  1. Gave thanks to the creator for the maple tree and its syrup.
  2. Planting feast, where the seeds were blessed.
  3. Strawberry Festival, in which they were celebrating the first fruits of the season.
  4. The Green Corn Festival in summer, they gave thanks for the ripening corn.
  5. In late fall harvest festival, they gave thanks for the food they had grown.
  6. Midwinter was the last ceremony of the old year.

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