Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving

  1. 1. THANKSGIVING Graciela García Lastra I.E.S La Marina 4ºB
  2. 2. HISTORY <ul><li>Thanksgiving , or Thanksgiving Day , celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, at the end of the harvest season, is an annual American Federal holiday to express thanks for one's material and spiritual possessions. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The period from Thanksgiving Day to New Year's Day often is called the holiday season . Most people celebrate by gathering at home with family or friends for a holiday feast. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Though the holiday's origins can be traced to harvest festivals that have been celebrated in many cultures since ancient, the American holiday has religious undertones related to the deliverance of the English settlers by Native Americans after the brutal winter at Plymouth , Massachusetts . </li></ul>
  5. 5. The first Thanksgiving
  6. 6. <ul><li>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>
  7. 7. <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 . </li></ul>TODAY
  8. 8. <ul><li>Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members. In the Thanksgiving dinner there are stuffed baked potatoes, a tasty looking side-dish of green beans and cashews. </li></ul>
  9. 9. THANK YOU <ul><li>Some information to know about de Thanksgiving Myths from : </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://wilstar.com/holidays/thankstr.htm </li></ul>

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