Thanksgiving day

Timeline created by Martha García
  • 1578

    Canada's first Thanksgiving celebration

     Canada's first Thanksgiving celebration
    It took place when an expedition led by Martin Frobisher held a Nunavut ceremony to thank the safety of their fleet.
  • Harvest festival

    Harvest festival
    They generally believe that their Thanksgiving is based on a harvest festival shared by the English settlers of Plymouth and the people of Wampanoag.
  • They sealed a treaty between the two groups.

     They sealed a treaty between the two groups.
  • The deal they agreed to was finished until the War of King Felipe

    The deal they agreed to was finished until the War of King Felipe
    In which hundreds of settlers and thousands of Native Americans lost their lives.
  • The new Congress of the United States left the Thanksgiving declarations to the States.

    The new Congress of the United States left the Thanksgiving declarations to the States.
    Some took it on the religious side, some others were slow to take up this custom; others were offended by the political speeches and parades.
  • President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War proclaimed a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated on November 26.

    President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War proclaimed a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated on November 26.
  • Thanksgiving Soccer Games

    Thanksgiving Soccer Games
    They started with Yale against Princeton
  • Parliament established a national Thanksgiving Day on November 6

    Parliament established a national Thanksgiving Day on November 6
  • Gimbel's department store in Philadelphia staged a parade

     Gimbel's department store in Philadelphia staged a parade
    This parade had about 50 people and Santa Claus
  • Macy's annual parade in New York City has continued that tradition

    Macy's annual parade in New York City has continued that tradition
  • Macy's parade includes huge balloons

     Macy's parade includes huge balloons
  • Roosevelt issued a proclamation designating the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving.

    Roosevelt issued a proclamation designating the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October.

    Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October.