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Thanksgiving

Day in the United States is celebrated on the fourth
lt is a day when Americans give thanks for
in
November.
thursdiy
early
all the ńlessings received during the year and honor the
feast,
harvest
first
their
and
settlers
1621- the
The holiday started in New England and it dates back to
year after'the Pilgrims arrived in North America, ln 1620, the
the Mayflower,
Pilgrims left Plymouth in England on a ship called
looking for a
separatists
religious
were
passengers
The ship's 102
religion
new home in America, where they could practice their
Pilgrims
the
sea,
at
days
66
after
1620,
freely. On December t1,,
Rock,
reached a place in North America which they called Plymouth
little
had
They
settlers,
the
for
rt" rir.t winter was very difficult
before
food, many of them got sick and about half of them died
were
survivors turned for help to the local lndians, who

rńanrsiivini

spring. The

hunt and
o"ryiri"nOty and taught the settlers how to build shelters,

Things got better
catch fish, plant corn. pumpkin and other crops,
out to be
turned
harvest
the
when
1621
in
for the Pitgrims
thanks to God,
abundant and so they decided to ceiebrate and Bive
three days, The
plymouth colonists invited the lndians to their harvest feast, which lasted for
ln the fall of 162l,the
and in 1863
colonies,
plymouth
England
New
other
to
from
custom of celebrating Thanksgiving soon spread
ln many
Thanksgiving,
for
day
of November as the national
Abraham Lincoln officially set ;idJthe last Thursday
celebration,
tantity
a
American households today, Thanksgiving is mainly
"id'O:i1]li:::':,l:,"f:::,:iijj'll
46 miIlion turkeYs are killed in
,"rri"!. .,iu pu*priń pi". lt i9 estimated that about
_^^+l.^,
nfthe
the
^!L century ^"acirlantc
Presidents of
since the first half of the 20th
.,^_. sending
.6ńłi^d thA
hirdś to
tó ae
^L
birds
the
year,
each
or saueJthe iife of one or iwo Thanksgiving turkeys

;ffi§;#iil;:n.,§]i
iHirTJliH;:".H'fiffil;"1.,u;";:il.r.i.eln
ilill ff,:i.;li"' orri"".o,
farm for retirement,

fftr;f;T:fii].to

*o*n

of lndependence on July
as lndependence Day in the usA, honours the Declaration

and the
American Revolutionary War between Great Britain
4th, t776.The Declaration was adopied during the
America,
of
states
united
as
the
thirteen original colonies, which declared independence
not like being
The main reason for it was that the colonists did
The conflict started in April 1775 in Massachusetts,
in the decision§ that
say
no
had
they
that
angry
were
the|
taxed and governed by tne óritish government, and
influence in America,
was not willing tolive up its territories and
affected them and the colonies. However, Britain
the war, The War of
won
Americans
years
before
tt
tooli8
great army,
and attempted to cru§h the rebellion with it5
of the new
beginning
the
and
marking the end of British rule
lndependence formally ended on september 3,1783,
nation- the united states of America,
the American
was actually a letter explaining__the reasons why
lntereshngly, the Declaration of lndependence

colonistsVotedtodeclareindependencefromGreateritain,writtenbyThomasJeffersonandsenttotheBritishKing
as the birth of American independence,
George on july 4th, lzzo. rńe tate is now celebrated
6roundhog Day
is a popular
Ćrounanoi Da}, celebrated on February 2nd,
groundhog
tradition in the United States, On this day a
Punxsutawney
in
hole
his
of
named Phil comes out
for his
P"nnrYtu.ni., after his long winter sleep to look
shadow
six more
lf Phil sees his shadow, we're supposed to have

is supposed to
weeks of winter, lf he doesn't see it, winter
end earlier.
February 2nd has long been celebrated in

tnterestingly,
back to
different iultures. The American tradition dates
origins are
the end of the 19th century/ and although the
Day,
uncleaĘ it shares some similarifies with Candlemas
which is also on February 2.

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