miércoles, 29 de enero de 2014



Thanksgiving Day has been an annual holiday in the United States since 1863.  In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is known 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 celebrated each November.

In the second half of the 1600s, thanksgivings after the harvest became more common and started to become annual events. However, it was celebrated on different days in different communities and in some places there were more than one thanksgiving each year. George Washington, the first president of the United States, proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day in 1789.

Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a stuffing turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have.

Thanksgiving Day parades can be viewed in some cities and towns on all around United States. Some parades or festivities also mark the opening of the Christmas shopping season. Some people have a four-day weekend so it is a popular time for trips and to visit family and friends.

Most government offices, businesses, schools and other organizations are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Many offices and businesses allow staff to have a four-day weekend so these offices and businesses are also closed on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day. Public transit systems do not usually operate on their regular timetables.

Thanksgiving Day, is one of the busiest periods for travel in the USA. People use much more their cars at this times, so this can cause congestion and overcrowding.
Many years ago, Thanksgiving Day was celebrated the last Thursday in November, but actually it’s celebrated the fourth Thursday in November.


English department, wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with all students, so we decided to decorate a part of the high school.
We made a 3D turkey. The turkey tail was decorated by our drawn hands. We put pumpkins and some cardboards with the story of Thanksgiving Day. 


The students of 1st, 2nd and 3rd ESO also collaborated with the decorations. Below, you can see some of their works.

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