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  1. 1. Thanksgiving Work done by: Diana nr.4 Sara nr.16
  2. 2. What is Thanksgiving?  Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United states and Canada . Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgivingin Canada falls on the same day as Columbus Day in the United States. Because of the longstanding traditions of the holiday, the celebration often extends to the weekend that falls closest to the day it is celebrated.
  3. 3. HistoryThanksgiving in North America had originated from a mix of European and Native traditions. Typically in Europe, festivals were held before and after the harvest cycles to give thanks for a good harvest, and torejoice together after much hard work with the rest of the community. At the time, Native Americans had also celebrated the end of a harvest season. When Europeans first arrived to the Americas, they brought with them their own harvest festival traditions from Europe, celebrating their safe voyage, peace and good harvest.
  4. 4. What foods are traditional eaten on Thanksgiving? Turkey Potatoes Cranberry Pumpkin Pie Corn Vegetables
  5. 5. Symbols
  6. 6. Cornucopia• Cornucopia is one of the important symbols of Thanksgiving day. It is a representative symbol of fertility, wealth and abundance. It was represented by a horn-shaped vessel, with an abundance of fruits, flowers, nuts ...
  7. 7. Corn• Corn is one of the popular symbols of thanksgiving. It came in many varieties and colours-red and yellow. It is certain that corn were a part of the first thanksgiving dinner.
  8. 8. Turkey• The greatest symbol of Thanksgiving Day is the Peru Day of Thanksgiving for many is called the Day of Peru.
  9. 9. Pumpkin pie• Pumpkin pie is a traditional sweet dessert, eaten during the fall and early winter, especially for Thanksgiving in the United States. The pumpkin is a symbol of harvest time.
  10. 10. Thanksgiving day songs • Hello, Mr. Turkey• The Turkey Song Hello, Mr. Turkey how are you? Im a little turkey Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you? Short and Fat With a gobble, gobble, gobble, Thanksgiving Day is coming And a wobble, wobble, wobble. Now what do you think of that ? Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you? I had better run as fast as I can Or your mommy will roast me in a pan!• The First Thanksgiving Pick the corn and pick the beans, Pick the squash and other greens It is harvest time you see Come and share a feast with me. Bring your family out to play, Well call this Thanksgiving Day
  11. 11. Thanksgiving poems• The Little Pilgrim • Thanksgiving Time Cranberries dripping down my When all the leaves are off the chin boughs, Have stained my pilgrim suit. And nuts and apples gathered in, I ate too much Thanksgiving day And cornstalks waiting for the But I dont give a hoot. cows, And pumpkins safe in barn and I slurped a pile of dressing, bin, Gobbled down a turkey thigh, Then Mother says, "My children Dribbled messy cranberries dear, Devoured some pumpkin pie. The fields are brown, and autumn flies; Within me on this special day Thanksgiving Day is very near, Its a thankful heart that beats. And we must make thanksgiving For all the things that I enjoy pies!" But mainly for the eats
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