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Mrs THOMAS @ NANCY-METZ

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Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States of America each year on the Fourth Thursday of November.


It's a holiday.

People don't go to work and schools are closed.

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Some Thanksgiving symbols

Vocabulary

Some Thanksgiving Paintings

Claude MONET, The Turkeys, 1876

Norman ROCKWELL, Freedom From Want, 1943

Jennie Augusta BROWNSCOMBE, The First Thanksgiving, 1914

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The story of the first Thanksgiving

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The Mayflower

The Mayflower left Plymouth (UK) in September 1620, with 102 passengers on board. They landed in america on November 11th 1620.

They sailed for 66 days with families and animals.

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5 Thanksgiving traditions today

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1. Thanksgiving Dinner

roasted turkey

sweet potatoes

gravy

mashed potatoes

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green beans

corn

cranberry sauce

bread

stuffing

salad

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2. Some Thanksgiving desserts

pumpkin pie

apple pie

pecan pie

carrot cake

cranberry pie

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3. Turkey pardon

Each year, on Thanksgiving day, the President of the United States receives a gift of two live turkeys.


At a White House ceremony, the president traditionally "pardons" the National Thanksgiving Turkeys so they can live on a farm.

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4. Macy's Thanksgiving day Parade

Each year, on Thanksgiving day, a gigantic parade takes place in the streets of New York City.

There are giant helium-filled balloons, marching bands, songs and performances from Broadway musicals.

Families watch it on TV all across the country.

5. Family games

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Thanksgiving day is an important day for the American families.

Families get together for a big dinner.
After dinner, they play all sorts of games such as:

sports (rugby, American football, Bike, ...)

cards games

bingo

pictionary

Turkey bowling

quizzes