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Everything you wanted to know about Thanksgiving | American Culture

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In this video lesson, Bonnie describes the origins of the American Holiday of Thanksgiving and explains how it is celebrated today, including the foods we eat and the things we like to do together. Learn English Language with SOLEX College! http://www.solex.edu/en/programs. Do you need more FREE English language classes? Check out all our videos here http://www.solex.edu/en/programs/intensive-english-program/free-video-lessons/ Our English language teachers will be happy to answer any questions about English Language and American Culture here http://www.facebook.com/groups/eslexperts "Thanksgiving happens on the fourth weekend in November, always on a Thursday, and it is a day when people celebrate with their families and it’s unique because it is a winter hol—almost - a winter holiday. It’s in the Fall, and it’s a time when everybody, not for religious reasons, but everybody is celebrating one common holiday - Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a celebration because of the first people that came to this land and wanted to stay. Those people were called the Pilgrims. The word pilgrim generally means going on a religious adventure or venture. So these people were people who lived in England but they came to this new land to practice religion in their own way. They came on boats. Most people survived. However, when they got to this new but strange land, they didn’t know really how to survive. And they were fortunate that the Indians located in the same area helped them - taught them how to plant crops which means products that they would need to live on such as corn and beans and help them to get fish as well as to hunt animals such as these birds called turkey and they were really called wild turkey in its day."