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It’s called THANKSGIVING. It takes place on the last Thursday of November. American people love this holiday, because it gives them a chance to meet up with their family, cook together, watch a football game (American football, not our football 🙂
But it is also more than that. If you look at the word “Thanksgiving”, you will recognize “Thanks” (merci) et “give” (donner) : donner des remerciements ou plutôt, donner des actions de grâce. Indeed, the first American settlers almost starved when they arrived and only survived because the Indians helped them. So the year after their arrival, they held a celebration to thank God. This is the real purpose behind Thanksgiving. People think about all the good things they have (not what they want, but what they have). This week, we talked about Thanksgiving in class and the students were thankful (reconnaissants) for their families, for having a roof above their heads, being healthy …
Now, if you want to hold a Thanksgiving party and make a Pumpkin pie, then go to this old post and you’ll find a good recipe :
Want to know more about the holiday ? Watch the video below !