Thanksgiving Day is always celebrated on the 3rd Thursday of November. This year Thanksgiving is on November 24th.
Pilgrims and Native Americans Pilgrims are people who moved from England to New England in the United States. The word pilgrim means someone who has traveled from a far place.
Native Americans are people who were from the United States before the pilgrims arrived. Another name is American Indian.
History of ThanksgivingOn December 11, 1620, the Pilgrimssettled in New England, now a group of 6states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,Massachusetts, Rhode Island, andConnecticut.
History of Thanksgiving In 1621, the Pilgrims had the first festival of Thanksgiving. They wanted to celebrate the success of their trip from England and their first year in New England. The Pilgrims celebrated to give thanks for a good harvest, and to be with the community after a lot of hard work in the fields.
During the first year in New England, the Pilgrims did not have enough food from their harvest for everyone to eat. So the Native Americans gave them seeds to plant and taught them how to fish. This feast was shared with the Native Americans, and the Native Americans also shared their traditions for celebrating the harvest.
Thanksgiving Traditions Today, in the United States, we have many traditions for Thanksgiving. We have parades, shows, and big feasts at our homes.
Thanksgiving Traditions The most important tradition of Thanksgiving is having a large dinner with your family and relatives. This feast is to celebrate being thankful for our family, our health, and our happiness. We have Thanksgiving to spend time with our loved ones.
Traditional FoodsTurkey with GravyMashed PotatoesSweet Potato CasseroleGreen BeansCorn BreadStuffingCranberry Sauce
Desserts Pumpkin Pie Apple Pie Chocolate Pie Pecan Pie
Thanksgiving Day Parade Another tradition of Thanksgiving is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. They have floats of popular cartoons, music, and famous singers perform. Macys Parade
Thanksgiving Traditions American Football is another important tradition of Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving Day, almost every team plays a game. There are games all day and night, and they are usually important games.
Thanksgiving Traditions There are 5K or 10K running races on the morning of Thanksgiving, called ¨Turkey Trots¨ These are for fun, usually because people know they are going to eat a lot for dinner. There are fundraisers and sometimes people wear costumes.