Thursday, November 28, 2019

Schools : Traditions : Family & friends : Happy Thanksgiving !

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While you're getting your Thanksgiving menu together, it might occur to you that Thanksgiving is a little later than usual this year. And you'd be right! 

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2019 occurs on Thursday, November 28.

There's a reason the holiday is arriving a little on the tardier side. It's downright historic. In fact, the story dates all the way back to 1939 when Franklin Roosevelt decided to shake up the tradition a bit in the name of capitalism.

In the US Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November while in Canada nearly one month and a half earlier. The second Monday of October

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an Autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. 

For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

In 1817, New York became the first of several states to officially adopt an annual Thanksgiving holiday.


Thanksgiving or Turkey Day:

In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends.


Turkey has become the traditional Thanksgiving fare because at one time it was a rare treat. During the 1830s, an eight- to ten-pound bird cost a day’s wages. Even though turkeys are affordable today, they still remain a celebratory symbol of bounty. 

Nearly 90 percent of Americans eat turke, whether roasted, baked or deep-fried. Poor turkeys! Thanks God! I'm a vegetarian.


Thanksgiving is a great time to be thankful and appreciate who you have and what you have. 

It is a time for families to meet, socialize and enjoy each other's company, sometimes the only opportunity in a year. 


Languages; History; Geography; Multimedia.


History: video

Videos for kids:


  • Thanksgiving Quiz: Tremendous Roald Dahl Thanksgiving Quiz here

credits: Roald Dahl

Children's Thanksgiving Books

Kids love stories. So here some books to share with the youngest...

Thanksgiving Rules
Laurie Friedman
Teresa Murfin (illustration) 

Turkey Trouble
Wendi Silvano
Lee Harper (illustration)

Whether you celebrate the #Thanksgiving holiday or not, it's always nice to say thank you.

  • Thanksgiving 2020

Google Doodle Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving is a great time to be thankful and appreciate who you have and what you have, specially on this pandemic time 2020.

It's a time for families to meet, socialize and enjoy each other's company, sometimes the only opportunity in a year. We know.

However 2020 will look a bit different for families and friends around the US country.

Today, the 26 November 2020, American people will recognize the spirit of this special holiday in other way: time for everyone to reflect on their blessingsappreciate loved ones both near and far, and embrace new traditions.

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.”

Maya Angelou

Be thankful! Stay safe!



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