Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving, America!

On Thursday, November 27th, the whole of the United States will celebrate Thanksgiving. This is this time of the year when Americans give thanks for the blessings of the past year and gather together with their families over a dinner of baked or roasted Turkey, casseroles, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and more.

A spectacular parade organized in New York City by Macy's is a major component of the celebration. Many people brave the cold, the wind, and thousands of other spectators to attend the annual parade. Other people from around the world watch the parade on television. Giant balloons shaped like animals and cartoon characters float above the streets, and bands from high schools nationwide march in the parade.

The following day, called Black Friday, signals the start of the holiday season.

So much to be thankful for, in spite of everything. Have a great holiday to those in the USA!

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