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  1. 1. Thanksgiving
  2. 2. History of Thanksgiving • Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. • This year, Thanksgiving is on the 28th of November.
  3. 3. History of Thanksgiving • Thanksgiving was made a national holiday in the United States in 1863. • The date (fourth Thursday in November) was set in 1941. • The date was chosen because it is around the time when the fall harvest ends.
  4. 4. History of Thanksgiving • • • Thanksgiving is a day that people see their friends and family. On this day, people remember the good things in life that they are thankful for. The most important part of Thanksgiving is the dinner.
  5. 5. History of Thanksgiving • • • In 1620, a group of people called Pilgrims came from England to America. They landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Their first winter in America was difficult, and many people died because they didn’t have enough food.
  6. 6. Map
  7. 7. Map of Massachusetts
  8. 8. History of Thanksgiving • The Pilgrims met some Native Americans of the Wampanoag tribe. • These Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to grow foods, for example corn, and how to hunt.
  9. 9. History of Thanksgiving • In autumn of 1621, the Pilgrims invited the Native Americans to a feast to celebrate the fall harvest.
  10. 10. Thanksgiving Dinner • The turkey is the most important part of the dinner.
  11. 11. Thanksgiving Dinner • Other foods that are almost always included are stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and vegetables (such as squash and corn).
  12. 12. Thanksgiving Dinner • Some Thanksgiving dinners include some kind of bread, macaroni and cheese, broccoli casserole, or roasted potatoes.
  13. 13. Thanksgiving Dinner
  14. 14. Thanksgiving Dinner • The most common desserts are pumpkin pie and apple pie with vanilla ice cream.
  15. 15. Thanksgiving Dinner • Dinner is eaten together as a family. • People often travel to visit their family members who live far away. • At dinner, sometimes family members day what they are thankful for.
  16. 16. • • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade There are parades to celebrate Thanksgiving. The most famous parade is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade which takes place every Thanksgiving morning in New York City.
  17. 17. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade • This parade began in 1924. • It includes floats of specific themes and large balloons of cartoon characters.
  18. 18. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  19. 19. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade • The last float to the finish the parade is the Santa Claus float.
  20. 20. American Football • • • Americans watch many American football games on Thanksgiving. Some professional teams in the NFL have a game every year on Thanksgiving. Other people watch high school football games in their towns or cities.
  21. 21. Black Friday • The day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday. • It is the biggest day for shopping in the United States.
  22. 22. Black Friday • On Black Friday, all stores have huge sales. • Many of these stores open to shoppers very early in the morning or at midnight on Thanksgiving night.