It appeared to the English community that the Dutch did not remember the Lord’s Day and keep it holy, but after Sunday church services allowed feasting and merrymaking—especially among the children. This was intolerable to the English. – Duane A. Cline
I’m surprised there isn’t a Dutch National Holiday for when the Pilgrims decided to leave the Netherlands.
- Government in the Netherlands Thwarts Modern Pilgrim’s Progress – NY Times, 1998
- Jeremy D Bangs on United American Indians of New England National Day of Mourning
- The Pilgrims and America’s First Thanksgiving – Holidays dot net
- All Things Considered, November 22, 2006 · Debunking Pilgrim Myths – NPR (Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War, notes that the Pilgrims encountered Native Americans — and stole their corn — before reaching Plymouth Harbor.)
Which reminds me of a life-sized diorama at the Pilgrims Museum in Provincetown depicting “The Pilgrims Find the Corn.” They stole it. And as went the corn, so went the rest of the New World.