Lesson 2.43.4 – Year 2 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

American Holidays and Celebrations #13: Thanksgiving Day

Like people from all over the world, Americans celebrate a variety of holidays and celebrations. Watch each video and read along each article to learn about American Holidays and Celebrations.

  1. Directions: Watch the video below and write a short summary of what you learned in the comments section below.

2 thoughts on “Lesson 2.43.4 – Year 2 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Greetings Maestro Sersea
    The American Thanksgiving holiday began as a feast of thanks in the early days of the British colonist in America almost four hundred years ago. In 1620 a ship named The Mayflower filled with more than one hundred people left England and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. By the fall of 1621, the settlers were learning to survive in their new homes and they harvested bountiful crops of corn, barley, beans, and pumpkins. They had much to be thankful for. So, they planned a feast of thanks and a special day of prayer.
    On Thanksgiving day families gather for a traditional turkey dinner as they give thanks for life’s blessings. Sara Josepha Hale was a writer and a women’s rights advocate who persuaded President Abraham Lincoln to proclaim a national day thanksgiving day in 1863.
    Thank you so much,

  2. Hello everyone

    In the Unites states of America, thanksgiving is a time for tradition and sharing. People gather with family and friends on the fourth thursday in november to enjoy a traditional meal and to give thanks for life´s many blessings

    After the United States declared inependence in 1776 congress recommended having one day of giving thanks for the whole nation, and finally, in 1864, at the end of the civil war president Lincoln declared the las holiday in November an official thanksgiving day, but just in 1941, the fourth thursday in November was proclaimed a federal legal holiday, giving most people a four-day vacation from work and school

    Thanks Maestro Sersea

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