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					Happy Thanksgiving
              Introduction
• The fourth Thursday of November
• Pilgrims and Native Americans
• In colonial New England in the early 17th
  century
• Harvest festivals
• Domestic life
• Home and family
                Images
• Cornucopia –a typical emblem of
  Thanksgiving abundance that dates to
  ancient harvest festivals




• Fruits, flowers, and vegetables
              A Large Meal
•   Turkey
•   Bread-crumb stuffing
•   Cranberry sauce
•   Squash
•   Mashed potatoes
•   Sweet potatoes
•   Pumpkin pie
          The Holiday Menu
• The rustic virtues of the Pilgrims
• Native to North America

• The natural bounty
            Football Games
• Two National Football League (NFL) teams:
     the Detroit Lions
     the Dallas Cowboys
                  Origin
• Western Europeans
    Harvest Home festivals

• English Puritans
     Gratitude for God’s blessings
        American Thanksgivings
• 1621
• The English Pilgrims who had founded the
  Plymouth Colony (now in the state of
  Massachusetts)
• In 1863, during the American Civil War (1861-
  1865), President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed
  the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving
  Day in order to bolster the Union’s morale.
• In 1939 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt
  shifted the day of Thanksgiving from the last
  Thursday in November to one week earlier.
               Presidents
• United States presidents customarily
  address the nation on Thanksgiving Day,
  often taking the opportunity to tie the
  idea of giving thanks to issues of
  national policy.
• Harry Truman
               Parade
• Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

• The parade serves as a reminder that
  the holiday season is in full swing.
  Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
• 1934
• Macy’s department store
• The beginning of the Christmas shopping
  season
Thanksgiving is also a legal holiday in Canada.

• Because Canada is north of the United
  States, its harvest comes earlier in the
  year. Accordingly, the Thanksgiving
  holiday falls earlier in Canada than in
  the United States.
• The second Monday in October.

				
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