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  • 1. Thanksgiving Alejandro Pérez Bonifaz English workshop
  • 2. What is Thanksgiving?
    • Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival . Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. It is a holiday celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States . While perhaps religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday.
  • 3. When and where?
    • The date and location of the first Thanksgiving celebration is a topic of modest contention. Though the earliest attested Thanksgiving celebration was on September 8 , 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine , Florida , the traditional "first Thanksgiving" is venerated as having occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation , in 1621.
  • 4. Now in the USA
    • Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States . Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members and friends.
  • 5. Celebrating
    • In thanksgiving families have dinner together and they say thank you for all the good things have had in the hold year.
  • 6. Some fun facts!
    • Americans feast on 535 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving.
    • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird.
    • Turkeys are known to spend the night in trees! (Maybe to escape the Thanksgiving table?)
  • 7. Some fun facts!
    • Contrary to popular belief, the Pilgrims did not have big buckles on their clothing, shoes, or hats.
    • Congress did not declare Thanksgiving a national holiday until 1941.
    • The average person consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. (Now that's a lot of turkey!)
  • 8. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!