martes, 20 de noviembre de 2012

THANKSGIVING !

THANKSGIVING IS COMING!!!




Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday, 


November 22, 2012.


Thanksgiving is most jubilated in the countries of America and Canada.Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in the month of November, every year, is essentially a harvest festival.



El Día de Acción de Gracias (en inglésThanksgiving Day) es una celebración tradicional de Estados Unidos y Canadá. En los Estados Unidos se celebra el cuarto jueves del mes de noviembre, aunque originalmente se hacía el último jueves.

Historia

El día de Acción de Gracias en América del Norte tiene sus orígenes en una mezcla de tradiciones europeas y aborígenes.En Europa, los festivales se llevaban a cabo antes y después de los ciclos de cosecha para agradecer por una buena cosecha, y para celebrar después del duro trabajo junto con el resto de la comunidad. En esa época, los nativos americanos también celebraban el final de la cosecha.Cuando los europeos llegaron a lo que sería América por primera vez, llevaron sus propias tradiciones (fiestas de la cosecha) desde su continente, celebrando el final de su viaje, la paz y la buena cosecha
PILGRIMS
INDIANS





Tradiciones en los Estados Unidos

Cena familiar

La mayoría de personas en los Estados Unidos celebran esta fiesta con reuniones familiares en sus hogares donde preparan un banquete. En muchas casas es común ofrecer una oración de gracias. El plato principal tradicional para la cena es un gran pavo asado.




Desfile en Manhattan





Anualmente la cadena de tiendas departamentales Macy's realiza un gran desfile por las calles de Manhattan, Nueva York, que atrae a millones de personas a la avenida Broadway para ver los enormes globos gigantes y presenciar las actuaciones de artistas invitados.

Origin of Thanksgiving Day


Thanksgiving is America's preeminent day. It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in the month of November. It has a very interesting history. Its origin can be traced back to the 16th century when the first thanksgiving dinner is said to have taken place.

Journey of Pilgrims
The legendary pilgrims, crossed the Atlantic in the year 1620 in Mayflower-A 17th Century sailing vessel. About 102 people traveled for nearly two months with extreme difficulty. This was so because they were kept in the cargo space of the sailing vessel. No one was allowed to go on the deck due to terrible storms. The pilgrims comforted themselves by singing Psalms- a sacred song.

Arrival in Plymouth
The pilgrims reached Plymouth rock on December 11th 1620, after a sea journey of 66 days. Though the original destination was somewhere in the northern part of Virginia, they could not reach the place owing to winds blowing them off course. Nearly46 pilgrims died due to extreme cold in winter. However, in the spring of 1621, Squanto, a native Indian taught the pilgrims to survive by growing food.

Day of Fasting and Prayer
In the summer of 1621, owing to severe drought, pilgrims called for a day of fasting and prayer to please God and ask for a bountiful harvest in the coming season. God answered their prayers and it rained at the end of the day. It saved the corn crops. 

First Thanksgiving Feast
It is said that Pilgrims learnt to grow corn, beans and pumpkins from the Indians, which helped all of them survive . In the autumn of 1621, they held a grand celebration where 90 people were invited including Indians. The grand feast was organized to thank god for his favors. This communal dinner is popularly known as “The first thanksgiving feast”. There is however, no evidence to prove if the dinner actually took place. 





No hay comentarios:

Publicar un comentario en la entrada