El día de Acción de Gracias (Thanksgiving)
Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States on the 4th Thursday in November and in Canada on the 2nd Monday in October. Families and friends gather for dinner and give thankswith abanquet. The traditional dish is the turkey with filling, cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes with cravy and sweet potato. The most popular desserts are pumpkin pie and pudding(natillas).
The typical decoration is cornucopiathat adorns the center of the table as a symbol of abundance and prosperity.
It’s also a traditionparadeofMacy’sin Manhattan, New York (Broadway) with huge balloons and musical shows Another tradition is watching an NFL (National Football League) football game on television.
The Friday after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday and stores offersalespand discounts on their products.
THE HISTORY – THE ORIGIN
in 1620 some colonizingpilgrimssailed from England to North America on a ship called the Mayflower. The first winter it was harsh from the lack of food and the cold. The natives(indigenous) , theWampanoag, helped the pilgrims by teaching them to cultivatecornand to fish and thus the pilgrims were able to survive..
After theharvestIn 1621 the pilgrims, very grateful, made a party to celebrate with the natives that lasted 3 days with a banquet like the one we know today.
VOCABULARIO ESPAÑOL – INGLÉS
Dar las gracias – To thank
Banquete – banquet, feast
Pavo – turkey
Relleno – stuffing
Salsa de arándanos – cranberry sauce
Judías verdes – green beans
Puré de patata – mashed potatoes
Salsa de carne – gravy
Boniato – yam
Pastel de calabaza – pumpkin pie
Pudin (natillas) – pudding
Cornucopia (Cuerno de la abundancia) – cornucopia
Desfile – parade
Rebajas – sales
Peregrino – pilgrim
Colonia – colony
Navegar – To sail
Nativo / Indígena – native american
Maíz – corn
Cosecha – harvest