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Thanksgiving Holiday U.S.A.


As celebrated in the United States

Thursday, November 23, 2023

What is Thanksgiving?

* A federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November* Originated with the Plymouth settlers, known as Pilgrims, were the English settlers who safely endured the travel to the New World - America

"The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" (1914)

by, Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

The First Harvest Festival, 1621

* The Native Americans gave the ill-prepared Pilgrims food & supplies during their first winter* The Pilgrims celebrated their bountiful harvest, surviving a harsh winter and disease, to give thanks to one's blessings.

Thanksgiving 'Turkey Day'

Thanksgiving day is synonymous with turkey

Wild turkeys at my friends Harvey & Karen place in Oregon - Harvey with Thanksgiving dinner

A Typical Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving turkey is often stuffed with a traditional savory bread pudding and roastedThe meal is not complete without mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce or relish, and so much more ...

And, so much more ...

Thanksgiving Desserts

From Left to Right: Pecan Pie - Dutch Apple Pie - Pumpkin Pie with Whip Cream

Preparing the Feast while the Wine Chills

Traditions & Celebrations

The huckleberry pie. Much work, and gratitude! Earth provides!

Turkey Pardoning

* The National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation is a ceremony at the White House every year for Thanksgiving. * The president of the US is presented with a live domestic turkey by the National Turkey Federation to be spared becoming a turkey dinner!President ObamaWhite House, WA D.C.November 2008

Traditions & Celebrations

Traditions & Celebrations

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's 2023 Headliner


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Santa Claus' arrival at the parade's finale marks the start of the Christmas season

Declaration of IndependenceU.S.A National Flag

Believe me, dear Sir: there is not in the British empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this, I think I speak the sentiments of America. — Thomas Jefferson, November 29, 1775

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)3rd President of the United States

John Hancock (1737 - 1793) 1st & 3rd Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Flag of the United States

Other Names: The American flag, The Stars and Stripes, Red, White, and Blue

1777 - 13 Stars & 13 Stripes

June 14, 1777 (13-star version)by Betsy Ross

13 represent the British colonies that declared independence from Great Britain

Design of the U.S. Flag

13 stripes represent the British colonies 50 stars represent the individual states

* White* Old Glory Red* Old Glory Blue

Constitution of 1978 Spanish National Flag

What is the meaning of the word, Constitution?

a) the basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or social group that determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people in it b) a written instrument embodying the rules of a political or social organization

(Constitución española)

Spanish Constitution

* Parliamentary Monarchy (system)* The supreme law of the Kingdom of Spain* A complex & slow transition to democracy - post-Franco* Institutions & laws debated & approved via the constituent assembly (Cortes Constituyentes), all under the guidance of King Juan Carlos I of Spain

Kingdom of Spain