Thanksgiving Day at Palazzo Doglio: Thanksgiving lands in Sardinia
The American spirit of Thanksgiving merges with the soul of Palazzo Doglio.
Thanksgiving is one of the most heartfelt holidays in the United States, celebrated every fourth Thursday in November.
Its roots run deep in American history, and it’s a tradition that unites families, friends, and communities in a time of gratitude and reflection.
Its origins date back to 1621, when English colonists, known as the “Pilgrims”, settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts, after a long and difficult journey aboard the ship Mayflower: they had suffered hunger, disease and adversity in a world that was new and unknown to them.
However, with the help of the natives, they managed to survive the winter and learned how to grow corn. In November 1621, after a bountiful harvest, the settlers and the Wampanoag tribe shared a Thanksgiving feast to celebrate prosperity and friendship—an event that is often considered the first Thanksgiving Day celebration.
The idea of a Thanksgiving holiday gradually spread among the colonies, but it was in 1863, during the American Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday: he thus sought to unite the war-torn country and strengthen the sense of national unity through a day in which people could reflect and give thanks for what they had.
A traditional element of Thanksgiving Day is the granting of the Presidential Pardon: this is the ceremony that takes place every year when the president of the United States “pardons” a turkey, saving it from the table.
This practice does not have very clear origins, but it is said that it was President Harry Truman who officially started it in 1947.
The Presidential Pardon is seen as an act of compassion and a moment of lightness during the festive season, a symbolic gesture that represents gratitude and solidarity, and reminds everyone to show kindness and lend help to others.
Another significant aspect is Black Friday, which starts right after Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Friday in November, and is known to be the official opening day of the holiday shopping season. It offers amazing discounts and sales and attracts thousands of shoppers to stores and malls.
It was first referred to as “Black Friday” in the 1960s, with companies offering major discounts and consumers queuing outside stores from the early hours of the morning to take advantage of it.
The delights of the American culinary feast
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday like no other in the United States, celebrated with a wide range of delicious dishes that fill the tables across the country.
The turkey is the undisputed protagonist, traditionally cooked in the oven and stuffed with a tasty mixture of bread, vegetables and seasonings: families “compete” to prepare the perfect turkey, with tender meat and golden and crispy skin. It is often served with a rich, thick cranberry sauce (the berries are cooked with sugar and spices), which adds a touch of acidity and freshness and balances out the rich, succulent flavour.
Chives are another essential component of the Thanksgiving table, used to decorate dishes, especially mashed potatoes, which give a pop of colour and a subtle yet inviting aroma. The finely chopped leaves also add a “little something extra” to sauces and salads.
Mashed sweet potatoes are a comfort food that carves out a special place in Americans’ hearts: the potatoes are boiled, mashed and mixed with butter, milk and maple syrup until they have a velvety texture. It’s a dish that’s a reminder of the simplicity and familiarity that are at the heart of Thanksgiving Day.
Finally, lunch culminates with the classic pumpkin pie, decorated with whipped cream and flavoured with spices such as cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and Jamaican pepper. The softness and enveloping flavour evoke the atmosphere of autumn and complete the meal with a note of sweetness.
Thanksgiving Day in the heart of Palazzo Doglio
The American spirit blends with the soul of Palazzo Doglio for a typical and engaging “stars and stripes” day in the heart of Cagliari.
Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing day and savour the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, starting from the unmissable stuffed turkey, succulent and delicious king of the table, accompanied by the many side dishes based on seasonal vegetables!
The Thanksgiving Package Included:
International breakfast in our restaurant Osteria Del Forte
Access to the fitness room
10% discount on Doglio Club services and treatments
Room upgrade (upon availability)
Early Check-in and Late Check-out (upon availability)
Rate from €295 with accommodation in a Classic room
- Rates in Euro, per room, per night, double occupancy;
- VAT included;
- The offer is subject to availability, is only valid for new bookings, cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion, and does not apply to group bookings;
- All services not specified under “included services” will be charged to the room account and must be settled at check-out;
- Offer valid for the night of 23 November 2023
Information and reservations on 070 64 640 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The luxurious five-star hotel Palazzo Doglio proves to be the perfect choice for an unforgettable stay, in the name of comfort, privacy, well-being, shopping opportunities and first-class services.
Its strategic location in the centre of Cagliari allows guests to easily reach all the main attractions of the capital, as well as the equally enchanting surroundings and is located just ten minutes from the renowned Poetto Beach.
Would you like to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and spend a holiday full of elegance and charm? Discover Palazzo Doglio in Cagliari