Presentation on theme: "The Pilgrim Fathers The Pilgrims were English. They lived in England. They decided to sail to the New World because they wanted to escape religious persecutions."— Presentation transcript:
The Pilgrim Fathers The Pilgrims were English. They lived in England. They decided to sail to the New World because they wanted to escape religious persecutions. They left England on September 6 th, 1620.
The Crossing The Crossing lasted 65 days. There were 102 passengers aboard the Mayflower. The weather was very bad : A lot of people were ill because they were cold and they didn’t have enough food. They arrived in the New World on November 11 th, 1620.
Starting a new life TThe Pilgrim fathers arrived in Plimoth on December 21, 1620. They were exhausted. They started to build their new houses. IIn the spring, they met the Indians who helped them. The Wampanoags were very friendly. The Pilgrims worked hard. They cut down trees. TThe 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.
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 !