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(Updated on 25/10/2016)

 



 

 

 

  • Thanksgiving traffic jam in Los Angeles is 'most epic' - Article + Video - 23 November 2016
    "Aerial footage has gone viral of a massive traffic jam, captured during the great Thanksgiving getaway in southern California...
    Almost 49 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles for Thursday's turkey feast holiday."

    (BBC)
  • Twitter Users Discuss 'Survival Guide to Thanksgiving' - Text + Audio - 22 November 2016
    "The American Thanksgiving holiday is on Thursday. Many people will gather with family members for a large meal. It is a time to celebrate.
    But some people do not look forward to spending a lot of time with family. That is why people are proposing Thanksgiving survival strategies."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

  • How US Gives Thanks: Food, Football, Parades - Text + Audio + Video - 25 November 2015
    "Americans celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday. Most will eat large meals, usually featuring turkey. Some will pray and give thanks.
    Some will volunteer. Many will relax with family members and friends. And many will watch football games and big parades."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Who Eats the Most on Thanksgiving? These Americans - Text + Audio - 25 November 2015
    "Many Americans spend Thanksgiving with family and friends, celebrating with a traditional meal. But for others, it is a competition.
    Across the United States, there are contests to see who can eat the most pumpkin pie. These events go from October through Thanksgiving."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • 5 countries besides America where people celebrate Thanksgiving - 25 November 2015
    Canada / Liberia / One town in the Netherlands / Grenada / The Australian territory of Norfolk Island

    (vox.com)

  • Thanksgiving Day
    (americanenglish.state.gov)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Adopt-A-Turkey Project - Save a life and Adopt-A-Turkey.
    "Adopt-A-Turkey Project seeks to end the misery of commercially-raised turkeys by offering a compassionate alternative for Thanksgiving.
    Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary has rescued more than 1,000 turkeys, placed hundreds into loving homes through our annual Turkey Express adoption event, educated millions of people about their plight, and provided resources for a cruelty-free holiday." 

    (adoptaturkey.org)

    Farm Sanctuary "works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living."
    (farmsanctuary.org)

  • Social Studies for Kids - Pilgrims - with definitions
    +
    Plymouth Colony . William Bradford . Mayflower . Mayflower Compact . Massasoit . Samoset . Squanto . Wampanoag, etc
    (socialstudiesforkids.com)




  • Sweet Potatoes Step Out From Under Marshmallows - 24 November 2010
    "To meet demand, American farmers are planting more, chain restaurants are rewriting menus and ConAgra this month opened a $155 million plant dedicated to processing frozen sweet potato products — the first of its kind in the world..."

    (nytimes.com)

 

  • "Needy families and individuals line up during the ninth annual Harris Teeter Redskins Harvest Feast in Landover, Maryland.
    Sponsored by the Harris Teeter grocery chain, the Washington Redskins and other organisations, the food donation programme provides 3,500 families with a whole turkey and other food in a Thanksgiving basket."

    - 23 November 2011
    (BBC)


  • Gigantic balloons dominate New York streets for Macy's annual parade + a video - 24 November 2011
    "New Yorkers and visitors line the streets of Manhattan to catch a glimpse of the giant balloons and floats of Macy's 85th Thanksgiving Day parade... The show included 11 marching bands, 800 clowns, 1,600 cheerleaders, dancers and singers, crews manning 27 floats and handlers for 15 giant balloons and 44 other mid-sized balloons."
    (telegraph.co.uk)
 

 

  • MAYFLOWER DAY:

    • "Mayflower Day celebrates the date the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England to America. On September 16, 1620, 102 men, women, and children set sail from Plymouth, England. Their destination was the New World, where they could have religious freedom, and continue using their native language, culture, and customs..."
      (holidayinsights.com)