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Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving

  1. 1. Thanksgiving Alejandro Pérez Bonifaz English workshop
  2. 2. What is Thanksgiving? <ul><li>Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival . Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. It is a holiday celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States . While perhaps religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday. </li></ul>
  3. 3. When and where? <ul><li>The date and location of the first Thanksgiving celebration is a topic of modest contention. Though the earliest attested Thanksgiving celebration was on September 8 , 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine , Florida , the traditional &quot;first Thanksgiving&quot; is venerated as having occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation , in 1621. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Now in the USA <ul><li>Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States . Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members and friends. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Celebrating <ul><li>In thanksgiving families have dinner together and they say thank you for all the good things have had in the hold year. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Some fun facts! <ul><li>Americans feast on 535 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving. </li></ul><ul><li>Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird. </li></ul><ul><li>Turkeys are known to spend the night in trees! (Maybe to escape the Thanksgiving table?) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some fun facts! <ul><li>Contrary to popular belief, the Pilgrims did not have big buckles on their clothing, shoes, or hats. </li></ul><ul><li>Congress did not declare Thanksgiving a national holiday until 1941. </li></ul><ul><li>The average person consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. (Now that's a lot of turkey!) </li></ul>
  8. 8. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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