USA Holiday - Thanksgiving ( Dia de Ação de Graças)

November 25, 2010

USA Holiday - Thanksgiving


Turkey

Gravy and Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce
Stuffing 
Pumpkin Pie

O Thanksgiving é um dos principais feriados Americanos. Na verdade pode ser considerado até mais importante que o Natal (claro sem contar a tradição religiosa deste). O feriado do Thanksgiving  é celebrado na quarta Quinta-Feira do mes de Novembro nos EUA. O mesmo tambem  é celebrado no Canada, porém, na segunda Segunda-Feira de Outubro. De acordo com a tradição as pessoas celebram as boas realizações feitas pelas pessoas durante o ano e tambem conforme se fazia no passado os fazendeiros comemoram a boa colheita durante o ano.


Aqui nos EUA a tradição  é celebrar o feriado com um jantar na casa de familiares. As pessoas se reunem por volta das 3 da tarde. No jantar são servidos o traditional peru, e seus acompanhamentos como o stuffing que  é servido a parte ou serve como recheio do peru, pure de batatas, gravy molho que  é servido sob o pure de batatas,  molho de cranberry, milho, vegetais e como sobremesa geralmente se serve o tradicional torta de abóbora e batata doce.


Stuffing - consiste em uma mistura de migalhas de pão ou em cubos, com cebola, salsão, sal, pimenta e outras especiarias e ervas como sálvia, e é servido a parte ou como recheio do peru.
Gravy -  é um molho que se faz com o caldo que sobra do cozimento do peru.


Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving Day, known informally as "Turkey Day," is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving was a holiday to express thankfulness, gratitude, and appreciation to God, family and friends for which all have been blessed of material possessions and relationships. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. This holiday has since moved away from its religious roots.[1]


In Canada, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October.
In the United States, it falls on the fourth Thursday of November.


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"). Stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet corn, other fall vegetables, and pumpkin pie are commonly associated with Thanksgiving dinner. All of these are actually native to the Americas or were introduced as a new food source to the Europeans when they arrived. Turkey may be an exception


Turkey stuffing usually consists of bread crumbs or cubed, dried bread, with onion, celery, salt, pepper, and other spices and herbs such as sage or a mixture like poultry seasoning. The term stuffing usually applies to the substance when it is placed into the bird, while dressing is usually used when cooked outside.

The precise historical origin of the holiday is disputed. Although Americans commonly believe that the first Thanksgiving happened in 1621 at Plymouth, Massachusetts, there is strong evidence for earlier celebrations in Canada (1578) and by Spanish explorers in Florida (1565).

Thanksgiving Day is also celebrated in Leiden, in the Netherlands. A different holiday which uses the same name is celebrated at a similar time of year in the island of Grenada.
Source: Wikipedia

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