Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the USA, Canada and other countries. The meaning of Thanksgiving has undergone numerous transitions, but it is mainly an expression of gratitude for survival. Over the centuries, families added their customs to the Thanksgiving celebration, preserving that which they held most precious. Families and friends get together, in some cities and towns, there are parades or other public events and it is one of the busiest periods for travel in the USA. With your American teacher you will learn more about the history of this day, look back at its origin and talk about the traditions and rituals.