It is on the 4th Thursday of November in USA. It is a very important festivity which started to be celebrated when the Pilgrims, the founders of America, left Britain on the boat Mayflower in 1620 and arrived on the north-east coast of America.
It was winter and they didn’t have food, homes. It was very hard time and many Pilgrims died. The Wampanoag Indians, Who lived there, helped them. They taught them how to grow corn, hunt, etc. Before next Winter they had food and homes.
The Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford thought it was a good idea to celebrate a dinner with the Indians to thank them for their help and thanks God for everything. The first Thanksgiving Dinner lasted three days.
Nowadays American families meet this day and have the Thanksgiving meal together. Most of them start the meal with a prayer to give thanks to God.
They prepare roast turkey, sweet potatoes, corn, pumpkin pie, etc.
Now it is time to work with vocabulary and have some fun .
Can you help the Pilgrim
find the turkey
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