Thanksgiving Day is one of the most important festivals in America. It’s most closely connected to the earliest history of the country. The dinner of Thanksgiving Day is totally a feast, because it’s a day to celebrate and give thanks to the blessing of harvest. A roast turkey is essential. It is usually stuffed with bread and vegetable to absorb the tasty juices. Of course, turkey is the traditional main course. There are many other delicious dishes to celebrate this festival, such as sweet potato and pumpkin pie. This is the most important meal in a year for the Americans, so it’s a time for family gathering.
The traditional stuffed turkey adorns every dinner table during the feast. pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, corns are some of the dishes cooked everywhere to mark the day.
Though historians don’t have an evidence to prove that turkey was eaten during the first thanksgiving dinner, the thanksgiving celebration will be incomplete without it.
The traditional thanksgiving parade probably started with president lincoln proclaiming it an official day. the full- dress parade is a way to display the country’s military strength and discipline. the main aim of such parades is to lift the spirits of the spectators, provide them with wholesome entertainment. in the present day, parades are accompanied with musical shows and celebrities.
football games??watching nfl football during thanksgiving is a popular tradition. the traditional game between the detroit lions and the green bay packers continues. one of the most memorable games having been played on this day.
Every year on the fourth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving Day. It’s a festival for American and Canadian with the purpose of thanks for harvest. While canadians celebrate on the second Monday of October. I have a penfriend in America. He wrote to me his Thanksgiving Day last year. He told me that it was a time for family reunion. Families would come back home to celebrate the festival together. Most of the time it was his mother who prepared the dinner. Turkey is must for the festival. It looks like huge chicken. His mother also made pumpkin pie and many other delicious food for them. After the dinner, they talked with each other with the old thing or the future plan. He said sometimes they would invite some friends to share the happiness of Thanksgiving Day. In a word, he had a great time on Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving Day is coming soon, it is on the fourth Thursday in December. Thanksgiving Day is very popular in western country, on that day, people will make a big turkey to eat. The day is to in honor of Indian people's great kindness. A long time ago, some puritans took the boat May Flower to Americafor freedom, but they suffered from starvation and illness, the Indian people helped them, gave them food and treat them. The puritan planted something, they were eager to have good harvest, at last, they got it and felt very grateful to God and the Indian people, so they decided to make a day to remember this and show gratitude.
感恩节就要来了，在十一月的第四个星期天。感恩节在西方很流行，在那天，人们烤火鸡来吃。这个节日是为了纪念印第安人们的友好。很久以前，一些清教 徒乘着“五月花”号船去美国寻求自由，但是他们遭遇饥饿和疾病，印第安人们帮助了他们，提供他们食物并治疗他们。清教徒播种，希望有好的丰收，最后，他们 得到了好的丰收，很感激上帝和印第安人，所以他们决定定一个日子来记住这些并表示感谢。
On Thanksgiving, Smaller Plates for Larger Palates
As we in approach the Thanksgiving holiday, one major question looms large for millions of large Americans: Are my fat pants fat enough?
Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season foodfest, a six-week stretch when diets and belts will be severely strained. So what can be done to keep the gluttony under something resembling control?
Brian Wansink directs the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab and is the author of the book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. His research has revealed that simply serving food on a 10-inch plate rather than a 12-inch plate could lead to a more than 20 percent reduction in calories, with the meal still being satisfying. He also found that even other food researchers ate more than half as much ice cream if they served themselves with big bowls and big scoops versus smaller bowls and scoops.
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