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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. This holiday is one of the big six major holidays of the year.
Thanksgiving Day has been an official United States holiday since 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln, proclaimed that Thursday, 26 November, should be a day of national gratitude. Before that this holiday celebrated English settlers of the Plymouth colony, who had to endure a rough first winter in New England.
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.
Pumpkin pie The most popular dessert is a pumpkin pie. Самый популярный десерт тыквенный пирог.