Blanca Happy Thanksgiving day! :)
martacosta22 Thanksgiving Day
martacosta22 It's celebrated in the United States and in Canada.
martacosta22 It was originated in 1621 and was a religious festival, but now is largely secular.
martacosta22 When the first pilgrims arrived to Amercia, the native Americans teached them to cultivate corn and other new vegetables.
martacosta22 The pilgrims decided to have a thanksgiving feast to celebrate their good fortune.
martacosta22 It's traditionally a holiday to give thanks for the food collected at the end of the harvest season.
martacosta22 It's celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November in the USA
martacosta22 and on the 2nd Monday of October in Canada.
martacosta22 It's traditional for families and friends to get together for a large meal.
martacosta22 This consists of a turkey sttufing,different types of potatoes,
martacosta22 cranberry sauce , gravity and maize and other seasonal vegetables.
martacosta22 Since 1947, the president of the USA has been presented with a live turkey which he 'pardons'.
martacosta22 The turkey then spends the rest of its life peacefully on a farm.