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Jorden Sobonya

on 21 November 2016

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Transcript of THANKSGIVING


Modern Traditions
Black Friday
American Football
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Becoming a Holiday
1863: President Lincoln declared it a holiday
1936: President Roosevelt changed it to the 4th Thursday
1941: Congress passed a law declaring it a National Holiday
The 4th Thursday of November
National Holiday
Family & close friends
Celebrated since 1621
Black Friday
Stores open at 4am
HUGE sales- good deals
Christmas Shopping
Has changed over time
Since 1921
Three games are played this day
Detriot Lions + opponent
Dallas Cowboys + opponent
One other game (at night)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
New York City
Macy's is a huge department store
Since 1924: 89th annual parade
Watched by 3.5 million people in NYC
50 million people watch on TV
Thanksgiving Today
Spend time with family & close friends
Most people do not work
Time to reflect on what you're thankful for
Spend most of the day preparing
Meal is at dinner time
Typical Meal
Mashed Potatoes + gravy
Salad or vegetables
280 million turkeys are sold each year
Average weight of a turkey = 7 kg
Marks the start of the holiday season
Wishbone tradition brings goodluck
Fall colors: orange, brown, yellow, black
120 people from England who wanted religious freedom came to America
Landed in Massachusetts
The Mayflower
Many of them got very sick
Hard conditions
Build their own society
The Wampanoag Indians
Taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land
Plant, hunt, harvest
Gave them supplies
Squanto- leader
Invited to the 1st Thanksgiving

The 1st Thanksgiving
Celebration for living in the new land for one year
Organized by Governor William Bradford
Turkey, lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese
Pumpkin, Apple, Cherry Pie
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