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Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated annually in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It’s a tradition on this day to invite friends and family to your house for a large Thanksgiving feast.  


Here’s how it all began:

In 1620 Pilgrims left Europe and arrived in North America at Cape Cod.

Their main reason for coming to the new world was to escape religious persecution from the Church of England. Today freedom to practice one’s religion remains an important principle in American society.


Plymouth, Massachusetts

The Pilgrims had a tough first year, but the Native Americans who lived in the area helped them survive.

Squanto, a member of the Wampanoag tribe, was especially helpful.


To show their appreciation to the Wampanoag people for all their help, the Pilgrims invited them to a three-day feast.


feast = a large dinner

Thanksgiving Day is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.

Nowadays, family and friends get together for large gatherings to eat and give thanks for all the good things in their lives.
Food is an important part of the celebration
Turkey — alive
Turkey — cooked

mashed potatoes & gravy
green bean casserole
Happy Thanksgiving!
pumpkin pie
cranberry sauce
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