Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving

  1. 1. November 28, 2013
  2. 2. History   First Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 among the Pilgrims (from England) and American Indians (Native Americans).  The Pilgrims travelled to America on the Mayflower and settled at Plymouth Rock (Massachusetts).  The Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to fish and hunt.  They celebrated the year’s harvest with a 3 day feast giving thanks for the food and end of a drought.  President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.  Thanksgiving is always the 4th Thursday of November
  3. 3. First Thanksgiving 
  4. 4. Turkey   Turkey is a bird native to North America.  Some believe there was turkey at the first Thanksgiving, some believe they ate other types of birds, goose, fowl, pigeon. There is no way to really know if turkey was served.  Turkey is the main dish served on this day, along with many different sides such as ham, corn, green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole or yams, brussel sprouts, pumpkin pie, apple pie.  Each year, the President of the United States pardons a turkey, meaning he lets one live and not be killed for Thanksgiving and it goes to live on a farm.
  5. 5. Stuffing 
  6. 6. Yams 
  7. 7. Pumpkin Pie 
  8. 8. Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner 
  9. 9. My Family Thanksgiving Dinner 
  10. 10. Thanksgiving in Spain 
  11. 11. Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner 
  12. 12. Other Thanksgiving Traditions   Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade  Football  Giving Thanks and Helping Others  President Giving a Pardon to a Turkey  Black Friday  Thanksgiving is the unofficial start to the Holiday Season
  13. 13. Macy’s Parade 
  14. 14. Balloons 
  15. 15. Macy’s Parade 
  16. 16. Floats 
  17. 17. Thanksgiving and Football 
  18. 18. Thanksgiving and the NFL 
  19. 19. Football and Family 
  20. 20. Helping Others 
  21. 21. Presidential Pardon 
  22. 22. Black Friday 
  23. 23. My Thanksgiving              Cook Parade Go to Mom’s house Cook Dinner at 4:00 Watch Football Nap Eat Leftovers Watch more Football Nap again Go to a friend’s house and have dessert Start celebrating the Holiday Season

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