• Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday
• Date 2013 :
14 October (Canada)
28 November (USA)
• Thanksgiving has officially been an annual tradition in
the United States since 1863, when during the Civil
War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national
day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on
Thursday, November 26th.
When is thanksgiving ?
• Thanksgiving today is mostly a day to relax
and enjoy time with family.
• Families have a large dinner with traditional
• People think about the good things in their
lives and give thanks.
• Some people donate food or volunteer to
help people in need.
• 280 million turkeys
are sold for the
• Menu of the American Thanksgiving :
• Everyone watches
Day Parade in NYC.
• At the end of the
Parade is Santa
the beginning of the
Thanksgiving day parade
• American Football is an important part of many
Thanksgiving celebrations in the United States.
• The day after Thanksgiving is
known as Black Friday
• This day is the start of the
Christmas shopping season.
• Stores have a lot of sales, but
the sales are limited to a certain
number of people.
• It is one of the busiest shopping
days of the year.