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    Thanksgiving coloring pages

    It is a holiday celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States. It is celebrated on November 26, 2009 in USA and on October 12, 2009 in Canada. In the USA and Canada when people give thanks. It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November in the USA and on the second Monday of October in Canada.

    There are many thanksgiving activities such as games, thanksgiving coloring pages, telling thanksgiving stories, coloring turkey pages etc.  In this page you will get thanksgiving coloring pictures for kids and you will also get information about thanks giving such as history of thanksgiving and  when was the first thankgiving?

    In 1863, Abraham Lincoln set aside the last Thursday of November as a national Day of Thanksgiving. American immigrants brought the customs and practices of the American Thanksgiving to Canada, beginning on April 5, 1872. The United States Congress permanently established the fourth Thursday of each November as a national holiday in the year 1941, and Canadian Parliament later established the second Monday of each October as a national holiday in the year 1957.

    The First Thanksgiving

    Although not as famous, the first “day of Thanksgiving” actually took place at Berkeley Hundred, Virginia in 1619 – a year before the Mayflower brought the Pilgrims to Massachusetts.

    The Pilgrims were early settlers on the east coast of North America. They traveled from England on a ship called The Mayflower and made their new home in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts, 380 km northeast of what is now New York.

    Many of the pilgrims died during their first winter in North America. They were cold and did have enough food. The following year, though, the Native Americans, who were from the Wampanoag tribe, helped them grow crops. At harvest time in the winter of 1621, they were very thankful that they had a good crop of food to eat during the coming winter. They thanked God and the Wampanoags for teaching them how to grow crops.

    They invited three of the Wampanoags who had helped them to their feast. They were Squanto, Samoset, and Chief Massasoit. The Wampanoags brought their families. This was over 90 people. There were so many people that the Pilgrims did not have enough food to make the meal, so the Wampanoags brought along their own food for the feast.

    The Wampanoags brought turkey, duck, fish, deer, berries, squash, and cornbread. They also brought things that they had farmed and shown the Pilgrims how to care for.

    Thanksgiving today

    A traditional thanksgiving dinner today.

    The Thanksgiving holiday is a four-day holiday over the weekend. Families and friends usually eat a special meal together (usually with a turkey as the main dish) and remember a group of settlers, called the Pilgrims who came from England in 1620 to make a new life in North America. The food eaten today for Thanksgiving is much different than the food that was eaten at the First Thanksgiving in 1621.

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