MONTELONGO SCHOOL Teacher: Carla Soares Work done by:Henrique Neves nº12 Rui Azevedo nº19
THANKSGIVING• Thanksgiving day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the united states and Canada. Thanksgiving in Canada falls on the same day as Columbus day in the united states. Because of the longstanding traditions of the holiday, the celebration often extends to the weekend that falls closest to the day it is celebrated.
HISTORY:• Thanksgiving in north America had originated from a mix of European and native traditions. Typically in Europe, festivals were held before and after the harvest cycles to give thanks for a good harvest, and to rejoice together after much hard work with the rest of the community.
THE FIRST THANKSGIVING• The pilgrims were early settlers on the east coast of north America. They traveled from England on a ship called the mayflower and made their new home in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts, 380 km northeast of what is now New York.• Many of the pilgrims died during their first winter in north America. They were cold and did not have enough food.
CONTINUATION• The following year, though the native Americans, who were from the Wampanoag tribe, helped them grow crops. At harvest time in the winter of 1621, they were very thankful that they had a good crop of food to eat during the coming winter. They thanked God and the Wampanoag for teaching them how to grow crops.
THANKSGIVING TODAY• The Thanksgiving holiday is a four-day over the weekend. Families and friends usually eat a special meal together. This meal also usually includes mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, several casseroles, and stuffing. This meal is made to remember a group of settlers called the Pilgrims, who came from England in 1620 to make a new life in north America. The food eaten today is very different from food that was eaten an the first Thanksgiving in 1621 .