Слайд 2: What is it?
Thanksgiving is an American holiday that reminds us to stop and be thankful for all that we have by spending time with friends and family. What is it?
Слайд 3: When is it?
It’s one of the oldest American traditions, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November each year.
Слайд 4: How did it start?
Thanksgiving was first celebrated after the pilgrims from England arrived in America and survived their first winter on the new continent.
Слайд 5: Why do we celebrate?
The pilgrims had no food or shelter when they first arrived. But they were able to have a successful harvest and survive the harsh winter with the help of the Native Americans. Why do we celebrate?
Слайд 6: How do we celebrate?
Most people take advantage of the long weekend to travel home and celebrate with their friends and family.
Слайд 8: What are some traditions?
Each family celebrates in their own way, but here are some common traditions...
Слайд 9: Thanksgiving Dinner
Stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, roasted vegetables and pumpkin pie are some traditional dishes that you might find at Thanksgiving dinner.
Слайд 10: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Each year Macy’s hosts a Thanksgiving Day Parade which involves marching larger-than-life balloons and floats with live performances through the streets of New York City.
Слайд 11: Black Friday
Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year in America. Retailers offer major discounts on various products and we use the day to kick-start the Holiday Shopping Season.
Слайд 12: American Football
Each year there are several rivalry NFL games broadcast on TV for football fans to enjoy with their turkey and pumpkin pie.