Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is celebrated in the USA on the 4th Thursday of November. The tradition comes from the first people to arrive from England to North America. The Native Americans taught them to grow food and hunt, and the pilgrims invited the Native Americans for dinner after the harvest. This was the first Thanksgiving in common folklore. Nowadays, Thanksgiving is the country’s largest secular holiday and represents a time when friends and family get together for a large turkey dinner. Traditionally people make stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie to go with the huge roast turkey. In the morning, there is a massive parade in NYC called the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, which has a lot of giant balloons, famous people, and marching bands. In the afternoon, people watch American football games. There is usually one game in the afternoon and one in the evening. Thanksgiving also marks the unofficial beginning of the Holiday season in America. The Friday after Thanksgiving, which is the following day, is black Friday and has a lot of crazy sales. Also, it is traditional to start putting up Christmas decorations after Thanksgiving if your family celebrates Christmas.

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