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  1. 1. THANKSGIVINGA North American Celebration Next
  2. 2. INDEX SLIDE: 1-- THANKSGIVING 2-- INDEX 3--THE MAYFLOWER 4-- ARRIVAL IN A NEW LAND 5-- A FEAST WITH THE INDIANS 6 --1676 THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION 7-- PRESIDENT LINCOLN & SARAH 8-- THANKSGIVING NOWADAYS AT HOME.. 9-- ...AND IN THE STREETS 10-- THANKSGIVING VOCABULARY NextBack
  3. 3. THE MAYFLOWER On september 6, 1620, a vessel called The Mayflower left Plymouth in England with 102 passengers and a crew of 25-30 on board. One third of the passengers were puritans. In the future they would be renamed Pilgrims.They were fleeing from religious persecution looking foa a new land to settle. NextBack
  4. 4. ARRIVAL IN THE NEW LAND On November 21,1620 the Mayflower set ground at Plymouth Rock near Cape cod after a grueling 66-day journey marked by disease. NextBack
  5. 5. A feast with the indians The pilgrims first winter in this new land was devastating. At the beginning of the following fall, they had lost 46 of the original 102 who sailed on the Mayflower. But the harvest of 1621 was a bountiful one. And the remaining colonists decided to celebrate with a feast- including the Wampanoag Indian natives who had helped the Pilgrims to survive their first year. NextBack
  6. 6. 1676 Thanksgiving Proclamation It wasnt until June 1676 that another Day of Thanksgiving was proclaimed. The day chosen was June 29. However on this occasion the celebration didnt include Native Americans, rather the opposite, as the celebration was meant partly to be in recognition of the colonists recent victory over the “heathen” natives. Click below for more information Thankgiving Presidential Proclamations NextBack
  7. 7. President lincoln & Sarah From that year on, Thanksgiving was celebrated only on few occasions, since many presidents, like Thomas jefferson opposed to it. It was Sarah Josepha Hale, a magazine editor, who after a 40-year campaign! Of writing letters to presidents who managed Thanksgiving day to be proclaimed a national holiday. In 1863, President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as a national day of Thanksgiving. President LincolnSarah Josepha Hale Next Back
  8. 8. Thankgiving nowadays So, since then on the fourth Thursday in November, North American families have been gathering together to celebrate this day. The meet around a plentiful meal. The menu includes: Stuffed Turkey sweet potatoes with sauce of cranberry Mash with meat sauce maize bread onion in white sauce green bean casserole cake of pumpkinAt home.......... Over the River and Through the Woods Click to Is a Thanksgiving song written by Lydia Listen to the song Marie Child in 1844. NextBack
  9. 9. ...and in the streets People celebrate thanksgiving also in the streets. There are street parades with floats and gigantic balloons. Especially famous is the street parade organized by Marcys store in New York celebrated since 1920s. This day is also the “official” starting day for Christmas shopping.Click below toWatch Marcys Street Parade Next Back
  10. 10. Thanksgiving vocabulary CiderPilgrims turkey Cornucopia or Horn of Plenty Click below to do the quiz and know thanksgiving whole storyIndianBack Back to front page

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