American Thanksgivingis celebrated on the 4thThursday of November.This year Thanksgiving is onThursday 22nd November,2012.
In 1620 , 102 pilgrims sailed acrossthe Atlantic Ocean to reach North America.The pilgrims sailed on the ship called Mayflower.
The pilgrims arrived in North Americain December 1620.The Wampanoag Indians taught thepilgrims how to cultivate the land.
In Autumn 1621 only half of the pilgrimssurvived.The survivors decided to give a thanksgivingfeast to celebrate the first harvest.They celebrated the first Thanksgiving Dayat Plymouth, Massachusetts.The cornucopia is the symbol of abundance.
The pilgrims invited the Wampanoag Indiansalso to the feast.The first Thanksgiving celebration wasthree days. The Indians shared their corn and wild turkeys.
Thanksgiving was declared a nationalholiday in 1863 by President AbrahamLincoln.
Nowadays American families celebrateThanksgivng Day every year.Thanksgiving Day is one of those events thatpeople celebrate with lots of love andgratitude. Its a very significant day inUnited States and the world over.
The typical food in Thanksgiving Day is turkey, corn and pumpkin pie.
There is a very important parade in NewYork on Thanksgiving Day.There are gigant ballons along the streets.
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