Viernes de Vocabulario: Día de Acción de Gracias

Here at ICO, we hope that you’ll learn just how much fun Spanish can be.  Like any language, Spanish is full of colorful slang expressions.  On Fridays, we’ll be teaching you a combination of useful everyday words and fun common colloquialisms.

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Those of us who are from the U.S. or have lived there associate November with one major holiday: Día de Acción de Gracias, or Thanksgiving.

On Thanksgiving, people in the U.S. traditionally eat foods that are indigenous to this hemisphere.  The pilgrims were, essentially, grateful that they did not starve to death!  We also give thanks (dar las gracias) for everything that we have.

Some traditional Thanksgiving foods:

guajolote                                     turkey
arándanos
                                   cranberries

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