The origin of Thanksgiving goes back to the stories that coincide with the real events experienced by the Puritan settlers of Plymouth, present-day Massachusetts, when they had their first corn harvest, after receiving the help of the native peoples to overcome the adversities of the harsh autumn they faced in 1621.
On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus believed he had reached the so-called Indies of Asia. The following explorers of the New World understood that the Italian had made landfall on an unknown continent, full of human and natural resources that would be favorable for the European economy. It was around the 16th century when the missionary Bartolomé de las Casas denounced the enslavement of the Indians, advocated for the rights of the natives and reported to the king of Spain how the original culture was destroyed.
Nowadays there is an increasingly widespread culture of acceptance of death when it comes to terminal patients whose conditions can no longer be treated with advances in medical science. In those moments, many people affirm that they want to spend their last days assisted in their physical needs, enjoy the company of their loved ones, order pending issues, and surround themselves with a spiritual environment outside the hospitals where they are treated.
In 2013, the Assembly of the United Nations, UN, established the International Day of Happiness, to be celebrated on March 20; a call to all the people and institutions of the world, to recognize happiness as an inalienable right.