Contents
History and origin
Symbols and traditions
Menu
Cards
History and origin

• In 1620 more than one
hundred people sailed
across the Atlantic ocean
to settle in the New
World. Th...
The name of their ship
was the Mayflower. It
was approximately 25
feet wide and 90 feet
long. The Pilgrims
landed at Plymo...
There were people living in
America before the
pilgrims arrived. These
people were the Native
American Indians. The
Indian...
The Pilgrims’ first winter in the New World was difficult. They
had arrived too late to grow any crops. Without fresh food...
The first Thanksgiving lasted
three days. Governor
Bradford sent men to the
forest to bring wild turkeys,
geese, ducks. Th...
The Pilgrims had so much to be thankful for. The
long, hard, terrible year was over. They gave
thanks for good friends, ne...
Symbols and traditions
Turkey is a part of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, since
it is believed that the Pilgrims and the Native Americans h...
Sweet-sour cranberry sauce, or cranberry
jelly, was on the first Thanksgiving table
and is still served today. The Indians...
The horn of plenty, or the cornucopia, is a familiar
Thanksgiving symbol. It is a symbol of the earth
bounty, and reminds ...
Indian corn is used as a decoration. The American Indians taught
.
the Pilgrims how to plant corn, which the Pilgrims used...
This holiday has such national
entertainment as Thanksgiving Day
Parade and a professional football
game broadcast on TV.
...
MENU
appetizer
entree

PORQUEROLLES ISLAND,
TOASTED ALMONDS

Turkey with
stuffing
sides Smashed potatoes
sauce Cranberry s...
CARDS

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  1. 1. Contents History and origin Symbols and traditions Menu Cards
  2. 2. History and origin • In 1620 more than one hundred people sailed across the Atlantic ocean to settle in the New World. They left their old country England because they couldn’t pray the way they wanted. The people were called Pilgrims.The Pilgrims sailed to America from Plymouth, England, in September 1620.
  3. 3. The name of their ship was the Mayflower. It was approximately 25 feet wide and 90 feet long. The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in December 1620.
  4. 4. There were people living in America before the pilgrims arrived. These people were the Native American Indians. The Indians began settling in America about 25,000 years ago. They hunted, fished and farmed to survive. There were many regional groups, or tribes, each had its own customs and beliefs.
  5. 5. The Pilgrims’ first winter in the New World was difficult. They had arrived too late to grow any crops. Without fresh food half of the Pilgrims died. The following spring the Indians taught the Pilgrims how to hunt, fish, plant and survive in America. The crops did well, and in 1621 the Pilgrims had a great harvest. They were thankful and decided to celebrate it with a Thanksgiving feast.
  6. 6. The first Thanksgiving lasted three days. Governor Bradford sent men to the forest to bring wild turkeys, geese, ducks. The Pilgrims invited the chief of the Wampanoag tribe, Massasoit, and 90 of his braves. The Indians brought five deer. They prepared dinner of meat, seafood, vegetables, wild fruits, corn. There was popcorn too! The work for preparing the feast – for 91 Indians and 56 settlers – fell to only 4 Pilgrim women and 2 teenage girls.
  7. 7. The Pilgrims had so much to be thankful for. The long, hard, terrible year was over. They gave thanks for good friends, new homes, and plenty of food. They gave thanks for the new life they had begun in Plymouth.
  8. 8. Symbols and traditions
  9. 9. Turkey is a part of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, since it is believed that the Pilgrims and the Native Americans had turkey at their feast.
  10. 10. Sweet-sour cranberry sauce, or cranberry jelly, was on the first Thanksgiving table and is still served today. The Indians used the fruit to treat infections. They used the juice to dye their rugs and blankets. They taught the colonists how to cook the berries with sweetener and water to make a sauce. The Indians called it "ibimi" which means "bitter berry." When the colonists saw it, they named it "crane-berry“.
  11. 11. The horn of plenty, or the cornucopia, is a familiar Thanksgiving symbol. It is a symbol of the earth bounty, and reminds us that our food comes from the earth.
  12. 12. Indian corn is used as a decoration. The American Indians taught . the Pilgrims how to plant corn, which the Pilgrims used to survive their first winter.
  13. 13. This holiday has such national entertainment as Thanksgiving Day Parade and a professional football game broadcast on TV. The Gimbel Brothers started the parade tradition with a parade of toys in Philadelphia in 1920. Macy’s department store holds famous Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Celebrities, Floats, bands and balloons shaped like famous storybook and cartoon characters appear in the parade. Santa Claus arrives at the end. His coming marks the beginning of the Christmas season.
  14. 14. MENU appetizer entree PORQUEROLLES ISLAND, TOASTED ALMONDS Turkey with stuffing sides Smashed potatoes sauce Cranberry sauce dessert Chocolate pecan pie White Bordeaux wine Chateau Olivier
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