Posted by: andreusky | 04/02/2016

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday in United States and Canada. It’s celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November and of the second Monday of October, and the people give thanks for what they have. At Thanksgiving, the President of the United States receives a gift of a live turkey.

People get a special meal, and the meal includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day has been an annual holiday in the United States since 1863.

Why do Americans eat turkey on Thaksgiving Day? Pilgrim Edward Winslow wrote a letter about this now famous meal in 1621 which mentioned this meal before the dinner, and this is the answer.

Traditional foods are a large part of Thanksgiving celebrations, one of popular traditions on Thanksgiving is watching NFL football on TV.

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