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TLC inside - Thanksgiving in America

Naree has been working for us as an English course instructor for over ten years. When not teaching, she cooks at home for her family and discovers the world on her travels. Naree is American by birth and looks forward to Thanksgiving every year. They cook, eat and enjoy the time with the family! Naree has given us her favourite recipes. But have a look yourself.

Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It originated as a harvest festival. The event that Americans commonly call the „First Thanksgiving“ was celebrated by the Pilgrims and the native Americans after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. Family Celebration Thanksgiving Day is a day for people in the US to give thanks for what they have. Families and friends get together for a meal, which traditionally includes a roast turkey, stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy, and pumpkin pie. There is often too much food to enjoy and you’ll be eating the leftover turkey as sandwiches, burritos, and casseroles for the rest of the week. In some cities and towns, there are parades during the Thanksgiving weekend. A famous one is the Macy Thanksgiving Parade. In most areas, these festivities also mark the opening of the Christmas shopping season.

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Written byNaree Rüegg-Jones