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Thanksgiving

  1. 2. <ul><li>THE HARVEST </li></ul><ul><li>Most fruits and vegetables grow through the summer. </li></ul><ul><li>In autumn they are collected. This is called the harvest. </li></ul>
  2. 3. HARVEST FESTIVALS <ul><li>After the harvest, many people want to thank God for all the food. </li></ul><ul><li>These church services are called Harvest Festivals or Thanksgiving Services. </li></ul>
  3. 4. THE PILGRIM FATHERS <ul><li>THE PILGRIM FATHERS </li></ul><ul><li>In September 1620, a group of English people (the Pilgrim Fathers ), sailed from Plymouth (South West of England) to Cape Cod in North America. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>THE MAYFLOWER </li></ul><ul><li>They sailed for 66 dangerous days in a ship called The Mayflower. </li></ul><ul><li>They finally arrived in New England (which they called Cape Cod). </li></ul>
  5. 6. INDIANS AND PILGRIMS <ul><li>There were Indians living in New England. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes the Pilgrims fought with them . </li></ul><ul><li>Other times they learnt a lot from them: how to grow and cook new kinds of fruit and vegetables,etc. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1621 they celebrated their first harvest. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>THANKSGIVING IN THE USA </li></ul><ul><li>The date of Thanksgiving in the USA </li></ul><ul><li>has changed three times. </li></ul><ul><li>Now it is the fourth Thursday in November. </li></ul><ul><li>Most American families have a Thanksgiving dinner : Turkey, vegetables and pumpkin pie. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>AMERICAN FOOTBALL AND PARADES </li></ul><ul><li>In the USA , there are a lot of big football matches on Thanksgiving day. </li></ul><ul><li>Parades are also very typical. </li></ul>
  8. 9. THANKSGIVING IN CANADA <ul><li>Canada also celebrates Thanksgiving , but it´s on a different day (the second Monday in October). </li></ul><ul><li>The traditional dinner is turkey and pumpkin pie, like in the USA. </li></ul>
  9. 10. LINKS <ul><li>Turkey for the holidays </li></ul><ul><li>Thanksgiving Trivia </li></ul><ul><li>Thanksgiving puzzle </li></ul><ul><li> Let's Talk Turkey Quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Thanksgiving turkey recipes </li></ul>

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