Thursday, 20 November 2008

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a festivial celebrated in November.
But when exactly is celebrated and where?
What is it about? (Maybe the picture will help you remember.)
What are some of the traditional dishes that people eat for that occasion?
You will find answers to the above questions if you watch this video or click here and look at the Thanksgiving menu.

9 comments:

Eva said...

Thanksgiving is a traditional North American holiday, Canada.It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November. They ate some special meal.

:) Eva

Lana said...

I agree with Eva, but the meal they ate was roast turkey I think.

Ellma* said...

Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving day is a traditional holiday.It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November.Thanksgiving dinner is done in the evening, usually as a gathering of friends and family.At a traditional Thanksgiving dinner they eat large roasted turkey,cranberry sauce, stuffing or dressing,gravy,...

your teacher Breda U. said...

Well done, girls!
But one question still need to be answered: What is this festival about? What do they celebrate and why?
Expecting your answers ....

Lana said...

I think it's got something to do with the original people of America- Indians and the white people. On Wikipedia it says that the point of it is to express Thanks for one's spiritual and material possessions. It also has alot to do with wars between the natives and the white people.

your teacher Breda U. said...

True, Lana! But who was thankful and why?
Check at the link on the original post.
Still waiting for the complete answer ....

Eva said...

Because many of the pilgrims died during their first winter in North America.
I think.
Eva

Unknown said...

They were thankful that they had a good crop of food to eat during the winter. They thanked God and the Wampanoags for teaching them how to grow crops.

your teacher Breda U. said...

That's it, Katarina!
The first settlers, who came from Europe to America, were thankful that they survived with the help of the native Americans (Indians).