What is Thanksgiving?
• Harvest celebration
• People have a feast and say what they are thankful for
(family, friends, good health, etc.)
• First Thanksgiving was in 1621 at the Plymouth Plantation
• 3 days. 90 Native Americans and 50 Pilgrims
• Caught eel and grew corn
Who celebrates Thanksgiving?
• Grenada, Liberia, The Netherlands,
Australia, Saint Lucia, United Kingdom
When is Thanksgiving?
• USA=Fourth Thursday of November (this year: Nov. 26)
• Canada=Second Monday of October
• Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday
• 5 days off
• NFL has a game on Thanksgiving for
everyone to watch.
• The players of the winning team have
a Thanksgiving dinner on the field
before they go home to their families.
• Potluck—everyone helps with dinner or brings a dish
Turkey Stuffing Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Green Beans Cranberry Sauce
Sweet PotatoesBread/RollsCorn on the cob Pecan Pie Pumpkin Pie
Thanksgiving Day Parade
• New York City
Thanksgiving Day Activities
• Play football
• Watch the Parade
• Help out with cooking
• Drink wine
• 1 lucky turkey will get to
live out the rest of his life
without being eaten!
• Whoever breaks-off the bigger half
gets to make a wish!
Black Friday / Cyber Monday
• Friday after T-Day
• Monday after T-Day
• Crazy lines
• Crazy people