Presentation on theme: "Thanksgiving is America's preeminent day. It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in the month of November."— Presentation transcript:
Thanksgiving is America's preeminent day. It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in the month of November
The legendary pilgrims, crossed the Atlantic in the year 1620 in Mayflower-A 17th Century sailing vessel. About 102 people traveled for nearly two months with extreme difficulty.
The pilgrims reached Plymouth rock on December 11th 1620, after a sea journey of 66 days. Though the original destination was somewhere in the northern part of Virginia, they could not reach the place owing to winds blowing them off course.
. Nearly46 pilgrims died due to extreme cold in winter. However, in the spring of 1621, Squanto, a native Indian taught the pilgrims to survive by growing food.
In the summer of 1621 pilgrims called for a day of fasting and prayer to please God and ask for a harvest in the coming season. O, God,quide me, protect me, illumine the lamp of my heart! For each new morning With its light, For rest and shelter of The night. For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness Sends. O, God, help me, protect me. Amin.
It is said, that pilgrims had a feast consisting of cooked turkey after their first harvest in the year 1621, which popularly came to be known as 'First Thanksgiving Feast'. It continued for three days and included ninety Indians.
Americans taught pilgrims how to grow corn and help them survive the bitter winter of 1620. This was so that beans could grow and use cornstalks as their pole. Thus American beans are also known as 'Pole Beans'. Pilgrims soon found out a way to sweeten the bitten cranberries with maple sugar. Ever since cranberry sauce is a permanent companion of turkey during thanksgiving. Another modern staple at almost every Thanksgiving table is the customary 'Pumpkin Pie'.
Today, every house cooks turkey as the main dish during the celebration. It is the main mascot of the modern-day thanksgiving. The festivity completes with the customary”Turky song” O turkey dear O turkey dear How lovely are thy feathers O turkey dear O turkey dear There could be nothing better! We celebrate Thanksgiving Day By putting your carcass on display. O turkey dear O turkey dear You thought we were friends who came to greet you. O turkey dear O turkey dear We gathered here to eat you! O turkey day O turkey day The family is all together O turkey day O turkey day We've over come bad weather Seeing the family is so fab We'll see ya'll again in rehab.