Sunday, 23 November 2014

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA


WHAT IS THANKSGIVING?

Thanksgiving is a US festivity on the fourth Thursday in November. For many Americans it is the most important holiday apart from Christmas. Schools and offices close for Thanksgiving and many people make the whole weekend a vacation.

THE STORY OF THANKSGIVING

In 1620 the first Europeans from Britain arrived in North America aboard The Mayflower, a ship. They were The Pilgrims. It was winter and they had nothing to eat. Most of them died.  In springtime, Native Americans showed them what foods were safe to eat so that they could save food for the next winter. They had a big celebration to thank God for the food and his friends the Native Americans.

HOW DO THEY CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING NOWADAYS?

Today, people still celebrate this day with a traditional dinner : turkey, sweet potatoes (also called yams)  and cranberries. On Thanksgiving there are special TV programmes and sports events.

Watch the video: the story of Thanksgiving. After that, post a comment:What are YOU thankful for?
 

19 comments:

  1. Daniel Macías Rodríguez 1A
    i´m thankfull for my family , my friends , my school and my teachers ; also im thankfull for my home and all my things

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  2. Alba Díaz Real 1ºA
    I thankful for me family and all my friends.
    Thank God for giving me what I need.Thanks to everyone who remember my even if not here.

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  3. Soledad Boya Gallego 1·A
    I give thanks for the health of my family and friend.
    But first I gives thank my brother for making me so happy. :)

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  4. Mario Corchero 1-E
    I'm thankful for my family and all my friends.
    And I hope someone thankful me :)THANKSGIVING DAY!!!!!!

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  5. Laura Andérica Torrado 1E

    I am thankful for my family and my friends. Becouse I think that I am very lucky for having all them.

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  6. Carlos Rico Palomo 1A
    I´m thanksfull for my family,my friends. My live in general
    I´m thanksfull for all of them

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  7. Andrea García Moreno 1A
    I'm thankful for my friends and my family.I think that I have good luck for have my house and I'm not need nothing more. Although there are quarrels among my friends I still want the same

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  8. Esther Arévalo Martínez 1E
    I'm thanksfull for my family and for my friends. For my house and for this world too.

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  9. I'm thanksfull for my family and for my friends.THINKSGIVING :)

    Ivan Galea Lopez 1E

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  11. Álvaro Díaz Benegas - 1º E

    I'm thankful for my health, for my family, for my friends, for have very good teachers that tolerate us... I have to give thanks to God for those things, because I'm very lucky by having them.

    Happy Thanksgiving Day!!

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  12. Alejandro Ardila Vagace 1º E
    I´m thankful for my family, my friends and have a house to live. Thanks you to everyone you love me and make me happy every day.

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  13. Javier de Aguirre Algaba 1A

    I´m thankful for my family and my friends.
    Happy Thanksgiving Day!!

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  14. Sara Galeano Moreno 1ºE

    I'm thankfull for my family and friends.Thanks for my house and funny moments. And the most important, thanks for my education.
    Happy Thanksgiving Day!!

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  15. I tanksfull for my friend , my family and my live.

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  16. I thanksfull for my friends my family and my live.

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  17. I'm thankfull for my life , for my friends and my family .
    Ignacio Galvan Gallego 1-E

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  19. Mario Rodriguez Gomez 1ºE4:33 pm, November 29, 2014

    I'm thankfull for my family and friends,for my life,my education,for my health,for my city,and for old the good thing in the world!!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving Day!!!

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