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Thanksgiving The Pilgrim Fathers came from England. They were a group of religious people called the Puritans. They had problems with the church of England.

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1 Thanksgiving The Pilgrim Fathers came from England. They were a group of religious people called the Puritans. They had problems with the church of England. They were unhappy so they didn’t want to stay in England. They decided to sail to the New World because they wanted to find religious freedom.

2 The crossing TThey lelf England on September 16 th, Their ship was called the Mayflower. There were 102 passengers aboard. TThe crossing took two months. They lived in terrible conditions. It wasn’t sunny every day. There were violent Storms.

3 Starting a new life When fall came, the Pilgrims were very happy. Their first harvest was a success. That is why they decided to invite and celebrate the occasion with the Indians. This was the first Thanksgiving in America. The Pilgrim fathers arrived on December 21, They were exhausted. They started to build their new houses. Their life conditions were terrible because it was cold. In the spring, they met the Indians. The Wampanoag were very friendly. They helped and showed the new comers how to plant crops, how to fish and hunt.

4 Thanksgiving today !!! Today, on Thanksgiving, families get together and have a big harvest feast! They eat turkey, corn, stuffing, potatoes, cornucopias, and pumpkin pie. The customs of Thanksgiving are, sharing, eating, seeing your family, singing, thanking people for coming over and coming to their celebration! It is a thankful holiday!


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