♪Thanksgiving Day – サンクスギビングデー




Hi everyone! Thank you for tuning in to Time for English.

While Halloween snowballs into popular phenomenon, Thanksgiving seems to be receiving far less attention in Japan. But Thanksgiving is definitely one of the most important holidays in the United States. It’s celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November each year to express thanks for material and spiritual possessions.

The period from Thanksgiving Day through to New Year’s Day is often called the holiday season in the US, and the Friday after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday.

Thanksgiving is a day for family gathering and reunion and food is big part of the day. The most famous food associated with Thanksgiving is turkey with cranberry sauce. Steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes are passed around the table and by the time you feel as stuffed as your turkey, you’re ready to have a big slice of apple pie with a big scoop of ice cream!

Now, would you like to try a quiz? I’ll read three sentences. Please listen carefully and choose the one that is NOT true. Ready?

1. In Japan, Thanksgiving is as widely celebrated as Halloween today.
2. Thanksgiving is often associated with turkey.
3. Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States.








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