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Thanksgiving Day

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  • 1. Thanksgiving: An American Tradition
  • 2. The First Settlers: The Pilgrims
    • Pilgrims left England in search of religious freedom
    • They went to Holland but didn´t like it and left for the New World (America)‏
  • 3. The New World
    • On September 6th, 1620 the Pilgrims left Europe to go to America on a boat called the Mayflower
  • 4. Plymouth, Massachusetts
    • They first arrived to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621
    • This is the year of the first Thanksgiving
    • Monument
      • Plymouth Rock
  • 5. Macy´s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • 6. History
    • 1924- First Macy´s parade
    • Macy´s employees marched down 34´th Street in Manhattan, NY
    • The parade had floats and music
  • 7. History 2
    • 1927- The parade added live animals and balloons
    • Santa Claus comes at the end of the parade and simbolizes the finale
  • 8. Macy´s parade continued
    • 1947- 1´st national telecast
    • 1947- Miracle on 34´th Street movie made with real footage of parade
    • 1955- Parade first shown on TV on NBC
  • 9. The parade today
    • Helium balloons with characters such as: Mickey Mouse, Kermit the Frog, Bugs Bunny, Snoopy, Felix the Cat (1´st balloon ever used)‏
    • Floats
    • Broadway acts, Marching Bands, Radio City Rockettes, Celebrities
  • 10.  
  • 11. Homecoming
    • Welcomes back former students to their University
    • Watch a sports game (usually football)‏
    • Announcing of the Homecoming King and Queen as voted by students
  • 12. Thanksgiving Meal
    • Here are some of the typical Thanksgiving foods
    • Typical to New England region
    • Same foods as eaten at 1´st Thanksgiving
  • 13. Giving Thanks
    • Before the meal we give thanks for the good things we have in our lives
    • ie: health, family, friends, food, homes, jobs,etc…
    • Mention loved ones who have passed away
    • Dig in!
  • 14. An American Tradition

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