Celebrating Food onboard Shannon Princess
Harvest festivals each have their own origins and the one thing they have in common is being thankful and commemorating this with a celebration of food.
Here on the Shannon Princess, we like to celebrate the joy of food with our guests, every day of their vacation. Our chef , brings healthy, organic, home grown produce to life in a multitude of scrumptious dishes from breakfast time right through to dinner. If you would like to know more, visit our menu pages.
Thanksgiving celebrations - it's all about food and family!
Before the advent of the industrial era, humans relied on what nature provided and a bountiful harvest meant survival for families. There would have been a lot to be thankful for, knowing that your nearest and dearest would be well fed, especially in the lean winter months.
Traditional autumnal vegetables berries, apples & nuts - the sight of nature's provisions, with all their glorious colours, smells and tastes would have been a time for joy and celebration.
Of course the most well known harvest celebration is Thanksgiving in the US. Dating back to the early 17th century, it was established a national holiday in 1863.
One of the nicest elements to the tradition of Thanksgiving is that it brings families and friends together.