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Thanksgiving – wishes, games , quizzes , jokes and the Macy's parade

Happy Thanksgiving !!

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a traditional North American holiday to give thanks at the conclusion of the harvest season.The day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada.Roosevelt set the date for Thanksgiving to the fourth Thursday of November in 1939 (approved by Congress in 1941). Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a Federal holiday as a “prayerful day of Thanksgiving” on the last Thursday in November.

A typical Thanksgiving meal in the United States includes turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and rolls.

Sources :

->Thanksgiving Wikipedia

->History.com
Be sure to watch the video on above link

->info.com

Thanksgiving Games,quizzes, crosswords and puzzles

In October of 1621, the Pilgrims celebrated their first harvest with feasting and games, as was the custom in England, as well as prayer.Professional games are traditionally played on Thanksgiving Day; until recently, these were the only games played during the week apart from Sunday or Monday night. Additionally, many college and high school football games are played over Thanksgiving weekend, often between regional or historic rivals.

List of websites for Thanksgiving activities:
-> abcteach

Offers links, games, and pathways to very Thanksgiving-full information pages.
->Benjerry

->Download the game Turkey Hunt

-> Thanksgiving movies

->Kids can keep themselves busy this Fall with Kaboose online games.

->Download this fun game to play Tic Tac Turkey Toe, write some thank you letters, or print out a coloring book page.

Crosswords

There is an easier, “picture crossword”, option and a more standard type of crossword available.Use the pictures as vocabulary work, make them into a memory game, or go-fish.

-> Crosswords

-> puzzles

Home-Schooled issue features crafts, activities, games, contests, learning activities and so much more.
->homeschooled-kids – allaboutthanksgiving

Quizzes :
Ready to test your Thanksgiving knowledge.
Quiz

Thanksgiving Wishes, ecards and greetings

Convey your wishes with a message from your heart by sending lovely Greetings.

Convey your wishes with a message from your heart by sending these lovely Greetings.
-> thanksgivinggreetings

->Holidays.net

->123greetings

-> Teachers planet

Thanksgiving Jokes & Humor:

Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather and laugh together so here are lots of jokes to print and share.

Here is the one to start with:

When asked to write a paper on what he was thankful for on Thanksgiving little Timmy wrote: I’m thankful that I’m not a turkey!

->Jokesbykids

Humor – Dozens of great Thanksgiving jokes, including short jokes, funny turkey pictures and jokes and turkey knock-knock jokes.

Thanksgiving Macy’s parade:

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a true New York experience that is magical for both children and adults. History:First appearing in 1927, Macy’s signature larger-than-life helium character Balloons will proudly take flight in the skies high above New York in the 81st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22. Originally, the huge balloons were released at the end of the Thanksgiving Day parade. Inflation of the giant balloons for the yearly Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC has become a spectator event and popular free attraction on the day before the parade.

Here is the past macy s parade video:


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Posted By: Kalyan | Date: November 21, 2007 | Categories: OtherNews
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