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Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving Day is one of the most favorite holidays in the United States.
Fourth Thursday Every fourth Thursday of October American people celebrate this holiday.
Big family dinner They usually stay at home and have a big family dinner.
This day This day has a very important meaning in the history of America.
First Thanksgiving day The first Thanksgiving day was celebrated by pilgrims in autumn of 1621. They were European travelers who sailed on “Mayflower” ship and tried to find the New World.
Native American Indians Before their arrival to America the country was inhabited by Native American Indians.
Difficult life However, when they settled here, life was quite difficult. There was nothing to eat and nowhere to live.
First winter First winter was especially difficult and many people couldn’t survive without fresh food.
In spring In spring Native Indians taught pilgrims how to survive in America. They now could hunt, fish and grow plants.
In autumn In the autumn of 1621 they had a wonderful harvest. To celebrate this occasion pilgrims decided to have a Thanksgiving feast. It meant that they were very thankful for their food.
During this holiday During this holiday the tables were full of fresh food: corn, beans, turkey, venison, pumpkin.
Their Indian friends Their Indian friends were also invited to share the feast.
Nowadays Nowadays Americans continue celebrating this holiday and the main dish is still turkey.
Pumpkin pie The most popular dessert is a pumpkin pie.
In Canada People in Canada also celebrate Thanksgiving day but it falls on every second Thursday of October.
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