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Presentation by Taylor Matherly about Thanksgiving Day in the USA.

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  1. 1. Thanksgiving Taylor Matherly
  2. 2. Celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November in the US Canada: a similar holiday in October
  3. 3. What is it? • • • Harvest celebration 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.
  4. 4. The First Thanksgiving • • Plymouth, Massachusetts After a good harvest, a celebration was held between pilgrims and Native Americans to give thanks for their good fortune
  5. 5. Food Turkey Mashed potatoes and gravy Cranberry sauce Stuffing Green beans
  6. 6. Food Sweet potato casserole Devilled eggs Rolls Pecan pie
  7. 7. Potluck style: everyone brings a dish People invite family and friends to their house for lunch, dinner or both
  8. 8. Football • • 1869: the first American football game ever was played on Thanksgiving. A lot of important games take place on this day.
  9. 9. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade • • New York City on Thanksgiving morning Floats, dancers, singers, bands
  10. 10. Holiday from work and school • No work or school on the Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of Thanksgiving week.
  11. 11. Presidential Pardon • • 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
  12. 12. Black Friday • • The day after Thanksgiving, everything goes on sale at 12 am for 24 hours Many do their Christmas shopping on this day