Celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November in
Canada: a similar holiday in October
What is it?
A time to give thanks for good things in life (ex:
family, friends, health, food, a place to live).
A day to remember a feast shared between pilgrims
and Native Americans in 1621.
The First Thanksgiving
After a good harvest, a celebration was held
between pilgrims and Native Americans to
give thanks for their good fortune
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Sweet potato casserole
Potluck style: everyone
brings a dish
People invite family and
friends to their house for
lunch, dinner or both
1869: the first American football game ever was
played on Thanksgiving.
A lot of important games take place on this day.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
New York City on
Floats, dancers, singers,
Holiday from work and school
No work or school on the
Wednesday, Thursday or
Friday of Thanksgiving
Every year the President pardons 1 turkey
This lucky bird does not get eaten and peacefully
lives out the rest of its life on a farm
The day after Thanksgiving, everything goes
on sale at 12 am for 24 hours
Many do their Christmas shopping on this day