Este Viernes se celebra Acción de Gracias, fiesta que proviene de EEUU y Canadá. Consiste en reunirse con amigos y familiares alrededor de una mesa y compartir un banquete. Es una fiesta de origen religioso aunque hoy en día secular.
¿Os animáis a leer su origen en inglés ?
Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourt Thusrday in November. It became an official Federal holiday 1863, when, during the Civil War, PresidentAbraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of «Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens», to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with Christmas and New Year,
Americans commonly trace the Thanksgiving holiday to a 1621 celebration at the Plymouth Plantation, where the Plymouth settlers held a harvest feast after a successful growing season. Autumn or early winter feasts continued sporadically in later years, first as an impromptu religious observance, and later as a civil tradition.
In the United States, certain kinds of food are traditionally served at Thanksgiving meals. Firstly, baked or roasted turkey is usually the featured item on any Thanksgiving feast table (so much so that Thanksgiving is sometimes referred to as «Turkey Day»).
The poor are often provided with food at Thanksgiving time. Most communities have annual food drives that collect non-perishable packaged and canned foods, and corporations sponsor charitable distributions of staple foods and Thanksgiving dinners.
On Thanksgiving Day, families and friends usually gather for a large meal or dinner. Consequently, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year.