The first Thanksgiving

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The first Thanksgiving

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

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