Thanksgiving Traditions in Usa, Illinois

Each year Americans in the United States celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. Most families follow traditions begun on the first Thanksgiving, but many have their own traditions that they follow each year.

This day is images (2)associated with “Turkey Day.”

Travel
One of the best things about Thanksgiving is spending time with family. It is very common that people travel long distances by car, train, or plane to be with their families

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The Food

Traditional foods are a large part of Thanksgiving celebrations.  Traditional foods include turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Many people serve pie for dessert at the end of the meal. Popular pie flavors are pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, and apple.

The Wishbone

Some families include breaking the turkey’s wishbone as part of their celebration.  After the meat has been removed and the wishbone has become dry , two people each take one end of the bone, make a wish, and pull.

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Whoever ends up with the larger part of the bone gets their wish!

resource: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/thanksgiving-traditions/

Ms Krissi and her class in Illinois, Usa

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“We are a second grade class (7 and 8 years old) from Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Elk Grove is a suburb of Chicago. We only live about 20 minutes from Chicago. We have many students who speak different languages in our class. There are students who speak, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian, German, Gujarati, and Japanese.”

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This is the flag of Chicago.

The kids in Ms Krissi´s class want us to know about the place where they live… Read this!

Facts about where we live!

~ We are home to the first McDonald’s

~ Chicago has the only river in the world that flows backward. It is the Chicago River.

~ A town in central Illinois is “The Pumpkin Capital of the World”. They produce and can more pumpkin than any other place on Earth.

~ The first Ferris Wheel was built in Chicago.

~ Our town, Elk Grove Village, got its name because of the elk that used to live here.There are still a few in Busse Woods about 5 minutesELK from our school.