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Thanksgiving Day

Date
? Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the U.S. and on the second Monday of October in Canada. ? It is a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings enjoyed by nations and their citizens.

History
? In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition traces its origins to 1620. ? Pilgrims arrived at a place called Plymouth ,the native people taught the settlers the technique to cultivate corns and grow native vegetables, and store them for hard days.

? They celebrated the harvest with a feast with 91 Indians who had helped them during their hard times. ? Until 1941,it was passed by congress as a legal hoilday

Symbols
? Feasting with family is an integral and most delightful part of Thanksgiving Day celebrations.

turkey

corn

pumpkin

cornucopia

Activities
? People walk by a "Sonic The Hedgehog" balloon as members of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade team work on the balloons as part of preparations for the 85th annual parade in New York Nov 23, 2011.

? US President Barack Obama (R) pardons the 2011 Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, alongside his daughters Sasha (2nd L) and Malia on the North Portico of the White House in Washington Nov 23, 2011

? American football is one of the many traditions in American culture that is associated with Thanksgiving Day.

Thank you


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