La fête de Thanksgiving
Americans generally believe that Thanksgiving celebrates the 1620 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag (Native American) people.
Mayflower was a ship that transported a group of English families, known today as the Pilgrims, from England to the "New World" in 1620.
The first colony was founded at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. The Pilgrims, founders of Plymouth, Massachusetts, arrived in 1620. In both Virginia and Massachusetts, the colonists flourished with some assistance from Native Americans.
In November 1620, the ship Mayflower landed on the shores of Cape Cod, in present-day Massachusetts.
In 1534, King Henry VIII declared himself head of a new church called the Church of England. It was illegal to be part of any other church, you could be harassed, fined or even sent to jail. So the Pilgrims planned to go to the "New World", where they could worship their own, separate church.
Arriving in November, they had to survive a very cold winter. Only half of the original Pilgrims survived the first winter at Plymouth.
Attention, teach est un verbe irrégulier : teach-taught-taught. Without the local indigenous peoples' lessons all of the colonists might have perished.
Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. When Abraham Lincoln was president in 1863, he proclaimed the last Thursday of November to be the national Thanksgiving Day.
The most important part of Thanksgiving is Thanksgiving dinner (informally called turkey dinner), a large meal centered on a large roasted turkey. The dishes are made from ingredients native to the Americas: turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and cranberries.
Black Friday happens on the Friday following Thanksgiving in the United States. It traditionally marks the start of the Christmas shopping season. Many stores offer sales at discounted prices. Some stores' sales continue to Monday ("Cyber Monday") or for a week ("Cyber Week").
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La fête de Thanksgiving
La fête de Thanksgiving est particulièrement riche en légendes et symbolisme. Entre l'action de grâce et son traditionnel repas, cette fête américaine est mondialement célèbre. Quelles sont les origines de ce jour si particulier ?