We’re learning English as a Second Language (ESL), right?
If you learn a language, you should learn its culture either. So come with me to the thanksgiving day to learn a bit more about this holiday and, therefore more about the world.
Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like
to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around
them. They make others feel better about themselves.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
In brief, the Thanksgiving Day is a traditional holiday celebrated mainly in Canada and the United States as a day of giving thanks for the blessings of the harvest and of the good things that have happened during the preceding year. Thanksgiving has its historical origins in religious and cultural tradition. It is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United Stated. There are similar celebrations in other countries and cultures around the world based on the same tradition but sometimes commemorated on different dates and in different ways, though.
7 curious facts about thanksgiving
Hey, did you know that Thanksgiving was not always about the turkey and the cranberry sauce? So, back in the 1600’s pilgrims used seasonal ingredients like deer, fish, nuts, squash and potatoes to create the feast.
Well, now let’s take a look at some curiosities about the Thanksgiving Day:
- Thanksgiving wasn’t an official public holiday until Lincoln
- After dinner…football.
- The Detroit Lions are the reason there’s football on Thanksgiving.
- Black Friday was created by department stores… Cyber Monday is a complete myth.
- The night before Thanksgiving is the single biggest day for bar sales in the United States.
- Turkey meat makes you sleepy.
- It’s the start of the holiday season.
What about some Vocabulary? (ESL)
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.
Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of you!
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