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The first Thanksgiving
The first Thanksgiving
The first Thanksgiving
The first Thanksgiving
The first Thanksgiving
The first Thanksgiving
The first Thanksgiving
The first Thanksgiving
The first Thanksgiving
The first Thanksgiving
The first Thanksgiving
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The first Thanksgiving

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  • 1. The first Thanksgiving
  • 2.
    • A long time ago many people in England were very unhappy because their king would not let them pray to God…
  • 3.
    • So they decided to leave their country to find a better life in a new land.
  • 4.
    • They called themselves as Pilgrims
    • (people who always travel
    • to find something they love,
    • or a place where they
    • can be happier).
  • 5.
    • There were over one hundred people on board of a ship called the Mayflower. They sailed for a long time
    • to reach the new land.
  • 6.
    • On December 11, 1620 the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, USA.
    • The winter there was very hard and there was very little food.
    • Nearly half
    • the Pilgrims died.
  • 7.
    • Fortunately, some friendly Native Americans stayed with the Pilgrims and showed them where to find food and gave them
    • corn, pumpkin and
    • wheat seeds to plant .
  • 8.
    • The first harvest came in the autumn 1621. The Pilgrims decided to celebrate a big feast to thank God for it all.
  • 9.
    • That day, the Pilgrims shared their food with Indians to thank them for helping them through the terrible winter.
    • This was the first
    • Thanksgiving Day.
  • 10.
    • Thanksgiving symbols:
    Turkey Cornucopia Pumpkin Corn Cranberries
  • 11.
    • Cornucopia, also known as the 'horn of plenty‘, is the most common symbol of every harvest festival. It is filled with abundance of with fruits and grains.

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