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  • ThanksgivingEveryday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • Thanksgiving Day • a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada • in Canada on the second Monday of October • in the United Stateson the fourth Thursday of November• in religious and cultural tradition, but today primarily celebrated as a secular holiday Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • Around the world• Germany an early October festival Erntedankfest, or the Harvest Thanksgiving Festival • Grenada (West Indian island of Grenada) on October 25, the anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of the island in 1983 • Korea, the festival of Chuseok around Fall Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • Around the world • Japan Labor Thanksgiving Day( 勤労感謝の日 Kinrō Kansha no Hi) on November 23 • Liberia (West African country) on the first Thursday of November Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • Around the world • The Netherlands a non-denominational Thanksgiving Day service is held each yearon the morning of the American Thanksgiving Day in the Pieterskerk • Norfolk Island (Australian external territory) on the last Wednesday of November Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • History The "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621.The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days, and was attended by 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • Since the Civil War • an annual tradition since 1863 • during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimeda national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise" Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • Major holiday • one of the major holidays of the year in US • part of the holiday seasonincluding Christmas and the New Year Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • The Thanksgiving Dinner • baked or roasted turkey • stuffing • mashed potatoes with gravy • sweet potatoes • cranberry sauce • sweet corn• various fall vegetables (squashes) • pumpkin pie Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • Giving thanks • founded as a religious observance for all the members of the community to give thanks to God for a common purpose• the tradition is continued today in various forms • various religious and spiritual organizations offer worship services and events Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • Giving thanks • a holiday tradition to begin the Thanksgiving dinnerby saying grace (a prayer before or after a meal) •traditionally, grace was led by the hostess or host•in later times it is usual for others to contribute Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • Travel • families and friends usually gather for a large meal or dinner• consequently, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • Vacation• a four-day or five-day weekend vacation for schools and colleges• most business and government workers are given Thanksgiving and the day after as paid holidays Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • Thanksgiving Eve• Thanksgiving Eve, the night before Thanksgiving • one of the busiest nights of the year for bars and clubs • many college students and others return to their hometowns to reunite with friends and family Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • Parades Since 1924, in New York City, the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade is held annually every Thanksgiving Day, and televised nationally. The parade features parade floats with specific themes.The float that traditionally ends the Macys Parade is the Santa Claus float, the arrival of which is an unofficial sign of the beginning of the Christmas season. Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • Football American football is an important part of many Thanksgiving celebrations. Professional football games are often held on Thanksgiving Day.The National Football League has played games on Thanksgiving every year since its creation. The tradition is referred to as the Thanksgiving Classic. Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • Thanksgiving on TV• many special television programs transmitted on or around Thanksgiving • Christmas films and specials begin to be telecast on Thanksgiving Day • the day signals the beginning of the Christmas season in the U.S. Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012
  • References Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_%28United_States%29 Everyday English by Inka Vilén 2012