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Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela
Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Educación
U.E.P “El Junquito” Lic. Gustavo Padrón
Asignatura: Ingles
4to Año Sección “A”

Thanksgiving Day

Alumno:Kevin Linares

Introduction

Thanksgiving Day is a festival celebrated primarily in the United States. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general.While it may have been religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday.
The date, location and purpose of the first Thanksgiving celebration are topics of somedisagreement.

Historical origins

Massachusetts: While not the first thanksgiving of any sort on the continent, the traditional origin of modern Thanksgiving in the United States is generally regardedto be the celebration that occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in Massachusetts in 1621. This celebration occurred early in the history of what would become one of the original ThirteenColonies that later were to become the United States. This Thanksgiving was modeled after harvest festivals that were commonplace in Europe at the time. According to historian Jeremy Bangs, director of theLeiden American Pilgrim Museum, the pilgrims may have been influenced by watching the annual services of thanksgiving for the relief of the siege of Leiden in 1574, while they were staying in Leiden.Florida: Author and teacher Robyn Gioia and Michael Gannon of the University of Florida have argued that the earliest attested "thanksgiving" celebration in what is now the United States wascelebrated by the Spanish on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida.

Virginia: A day of thanksgiving was codified in the founding charter of Berkeley Hundred in Charles City County,Virginia in 1619.

Fixing the date of the holiday

Currently, in the United States Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
Thanksgiving in the United States was observed...
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