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Thanksgiving Day

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Thanksgivi ng Day The fourth Thursday of November in the USA The second Monday of October in Canada 1

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The History of Thanksgiving 2

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THE STORY OF THANKSGIVING STARTS WITH THE PILGRIMS They were people who 3

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History Mayflower

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THE INDIANS HELPED THE PILGRIMS An Indian Squanto helped named the pilgrims Samoset visited Suanto taught the pilgrims the pilgrims how Samoset to grow corn brought a friend and other crops named Squanto 6

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THE FIRST THANKSGIVING 7

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Traditions Thanksgiving Day has its own traditions. People decorate their houses with autumn fruits and flowers 8

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The Thanksgiving Meal The first Thanksgiving meal in 1621 might have included roast goose, corn, codfish and lobster. American families today traditionally eat roast turkey and stuffing with side dishes such as green beans, roasted winter squash, and cranberry relish. 9

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The family sits at the table during dinner and offer prayer to the God for his continuous grace. People dress different colorful costumes and go to parade. It is also a time for relatives living in different places to come together and celebrate. In these days the most American people watch on TV American football 10 games.

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Thanksgiving  is  a  day  when  people  send  loving  messages  and  warm  wishes  to  their  relatives,  friends,  near  and  dear  ones.  It  is  a  day  of  conveying  their  feelings  through  Thanksgiving  cards.  The  day  is  a  time  to  show  your  gratitude  and  respect  to  your  elders,  friends.  Popular  gifts  include  thanksgiving  flowers,  jewellery,  baked  cookie,  chocolate  gift  baskets,  candies,  wine  etc. 11

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Other Thanksgiving Traditions: Attending or watching parades The first American Thanksgiving Day parade was held in 1920, organized by Gimbels Department Store in Philadelphia, not Macys as most people believe. The NYC Macys Thanksgiving Day parade tradition actually began in 1924, and has grown into an annual event of balloons, bands, and floats, enjoyed by more than 46 million people each year in person and on TV.

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Parades

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Other Thanksgiving Traditions Watching and playing American footbal Throughout the United States, football on Thanksgiving Day is as big a part of the celebration as turkey and pumpkin pie. Dating back to the first intercollegiate football championship held on Thanksgiving Day in 1876, traditional holiday football rivalries have become so popular that a reporter once called Thanksgiving a holiday granted by the State and the Nation to see a game of football.

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Other Thanksgiving Traditions Playing the Wishbone Game Family fights over the wishbone from the Thanksgiving turkey. Known as a lucky break the tradition of tugging on either end of a fowls bone to win the larger piece and its accompanying wish dates back to the Etruscans of 322 B.C. The Romans brought the tradition with them when they conquered England and the English colonists carried the tradition on to America. 15

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Food Drives Other Thanksgiving Traditions These are an important part of Thanksgiving for at schools, businesses and community organizations. Children in the US often are asked to bring canned goods to school during November to help needy families at this time. Turkeys are sometimes raffled away at place of work and supermarkets will sometimes give away turkeys to churches and homeless shelters for their annual Thanksgiving meal to the poor. 16 16

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Other Thanksgiving Traditions Turkey Pardon The ceremony that takes place at the White House every year. The President of the United States is presented with a live turkey, and the president has granted the turkey a presidential pardon. The turkey is then taken to a farm where it may live out the rest of its natural life. 17

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Symbols of Thanksgiving Day Turkey, corn (or maize), pumpkins and cranberry sauce are symbols which represent the first Thanksgiving. Now all of these symbols are drawn on holiday decorations and greeting cards. Turkey Turkey is an inseparable part of Thanksgiving celebration. Pumpkin Pumpkins are the Thanksgiving favourite for about 400 years. Corn The use of corn meant the survival of the colonies. Indian corn as a table or door decoration represents the harvest and the fall season. 18

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Cranberry Sweet-sour cranberry sauce was on the first Thanksgiving table and is still served today. Indians taught the colonists how to cook the berries with sweetener and water to make a sauce. Cornucopia Cornucopia is a horn-shaped basket filled with fruits goodies. Beans Beans are one of the symbols of Thanksgiving Day since Pilgrims had learnt to grow beans. 19

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