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Presentation by Taylor Matherly about Thanksgiving Day in the USA.

Presentation by Taylor Matherly about Thanksgiving Day in the USA.

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  • 1. Thanksgiving Taylor Matherly
  • 2. Celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November in the US Canada: a similar holiday in October
  • 3. What is it? • • • Harvest celebration A time to give thanks for good things in life (ex: family, friends, health, food, a place to live). A day to remember a feast shared between pilgrims and Native Americans in 1621.
  • 4. The First Thanksgiving • • Plymouth, Massachusetts After a good harvest, a celebration was held between pilgrims and Native Americans to give thanks for their good fortune
  • 5. Food Turkey Mashed potatoes and gravy Cranberry sauce Stuffing Green beans
  • 6. Food Sweet potato casserole Devilled eggs Rolls Pecan pie
  • 7. Potluck style: everyone brings a dish People invite family and friends to their house for lunch, dinner or both
  • 8. Football • • 1869: the first American football game ever was played on Thanksgiving. A lot of important games take place on this day.
  • 9. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade • • New York City on Thanksgiving morning Floats, dancers, singers, bands
  • 10. Holiday from work and school • No work or school on the Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of Thanksgiving week.
  • 11. Presidential Pardon • • Every year the President pardons 1 turkey This lucky bird does not get eaten and peacefully lives out the rest of its life on a farm
  • 12. Black Friday • • The day after Thanksgiving, everything goes on sale at 12 am for 24 hours Many do their Christmas shopping on this day