Hi everyone my name is John, I’m a grade 9 student, I‘m very honored to do this presentation. As you see, today we will talk about thanks giving. Thanksgiving is a special holiday of concern, helping, dedication and so on. But now, in some people’s eyes, it has become a celebration. They don’t even care about Thanksgiving’s real meaning and they don’t know how to be thankful. So we must to know the meaning of thanksgiving and how to be thankful.
The traditions of thanksgiving
There are lots of countries in the world and diﬀerent countries have diﬀerent ways to celebrate Thanksgiving day. Here are some example of the ways in which diﬀerent countries celebrate thanksgiving day.
USA: In America, the 16th president of the US, Abraham Lincoln, declared the event a national holiday in America in 1863 during the American civil war. He declared that the fourth Thursday of November should be set apart to give thanks to God in prayer. Now, Americans observe Thanksgiving to celebrate good health, blessings in their family, and prosperity. On this day, families come together and prepare diﬀerent meals with turkey being a major part of the meal.
GERMANY: In Germany the holiday is held on the first Sunday of October. The reason for the holiday is to celebrate the good autumn harvest. It is mostly a rural harvest time observance marked by Choral singing, music, services in the church, and Thanksgiving procession.
CANADA: Thanksgiving is held annually in Canada to celebrate the blessings of the previous year and the harvest of the year. The day is marked by spending time with family over a feast with the food mostly served including roasted turkey, autumn vegetables, sweet corn, and sweet potatoes, accompanied with a lot of celebrations and religious activities to give thanks.
Why we have thanksgiving day?
Thanksgiving is not just a holiday of celebrating, it is also relevant to our lives. For Christians, Thanksgiving not only has a patriotic history, but it also has spiritual roots that go back to the Old Testament Bible. We can reclaim Thanksgiving. Rather than just being a day where we eat a lot, we can go back to our historical and spiritual roots as we give thanks to God. If you think you have nothing to thank for, you are wrong. In our life, there are many things that we can thanks for, our parents, they give us life; our teachers, they work hard for teaching us better and many things around us. The most important thing in Thanksgiving Day is Love.
How to thank?
There are many ways to give thanks. For example, you can use your capabilities to help others, you can give away your wealth, or share with people ……. it doesn’t have to take a lot of time and eﬀort to be thankful, sometime, it can be a simple sentence: “thank you.” Now you see, to be thankful is not diﬃcult, as long as there is love and gratitude in your heart.
就拿我自己举例，我认为在我的初三学习生涯中 是我经历过最戏剧性的一段时间。在那个时候其实我性格并不开朗，也不自信，就是一个很懦弱的一个人。往往都是委曲求全 对别人百般讨好 。为了让自己不孤单 总是做一些吃力不讨好的事情。来换取所谓意义上的朋友。
就是这种性格，使我在初三下学期，进入了对我影响最大的时候。马上临近中考 正常人都是拼搏 100天 创造新辉煌。而我却在那个时候经历了校园霸凌，在一开始的时候，他们只是带头孤立我，不让任何人和我讲话，但是那个时候我并不在意 只是想好好学习 考个好高中 到时候就都分道扬镳了。谁还管你们啊。但事与愿违 生活总有许多的不如意 ，他们开始对我进行语言攻击 一开始是从外貌上对我进行攻击 使我很长时间都有着容貌焦虑和身材焦虑。后来就从我做的各种行为事情上 在批判我 仿佛不管我把事情做的有多完美 他们总会有偏见。接着就是肢体上的行为了。我想我这辈子都不想在经历中午回到教室时课桌椅全都推翻 东西散落一片的狼藉 面对同学的冷漠和嘲笑。我想我再也崩不住了，我给我父母打电话 求他们让我回家 不要再念书了。就是在那个时候一双手搭我肩上 威胁我说：“告状呢？小心以后没有好日子过了！”这个行为导致现在有人从后面搭我肩膀我都感受到后怕。后来我就回家呆了一个月 在学校的压迫下回去考了模考 但成绩并不理想。可想而知，我中考落榜了。当时在找学校这件事情上天天和我妈吵架，我也一度想过不学习了，我妈就气急败坏让我去打暑假工。但毕竟是亲生的，还是可以三天打鱼两天晒网，好在最后还是赚了五千多块钱。
耶稣说：“爱你们的仇人，善待恨你们的人，诅咒你的，要为他祝福，欺辱你的，要为他祷告。”我想或许是这样的 我应该学会感恩那些对我不好的人 如果我没有经历这种事情 我可能还是那个胆怯 懦弱的我 或许我也不会来到嘉洋 现在也不会站在这个台上。我很感谢我在这里的每一位老师和我的朋友。是他们的鼓励和支持，才会有现在的我，能遇见你们是我的幸运。
感恩节（Thanksgiving Day）是美国人民独创的一个古老节日，也是美国人合家欢聚的节日。初时感恩节没有固定日期，由美国各州临时决定。直到美国独立后的1863年，林肯总统宣布感恩节为全国性节日 。1941年，美国国会正式将每年11月第四个星期四定为“感恩节”。
Today is Thanksgiving Day, so before starting our speech, I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Day is a holiday created by Americans. At the beginning, Thanksgiving Day was decided temporarily by the governor of state, until 1863 when President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday. In 1941, the US Congress officially designated the fourth Thursday of November as “Thanksgiving Day.”
Thanksgiving is a traditional holiday which mainly spreads in North American countries. It aims to thank people and things we experience every day in life. Thanksgiving Day is a festival with many theater performances, costume parades, sports competitions and so on. In addition, Canada, Brazil, Egypt, Greece and other countries also have their own Thanksgiving. Different countries have different customs of celebration.
On Thanksgiving Day, people will eat turkey and some traditional dishes, such as zucchini, buttered onions, mashed potatoes, papaya pie, etc. After meals, families will play games, dance, and do many other entertainment activities.
Thanksgiving Day in the United States is like the Spring Festival in China where thousands of people, no matter how busy they are, have to reunite with their families and enjoy dinner together on the day.People also go to churches to pray for thanksgiving, schools and shops are also closed as required. At the same time, hospitable Americans will invite friends, bachelors, or people far from home to their celebration.
We should be grateful, especially on Thanksgiving Day. We are thankful to our parents for their dedication for decades to nurture and educate us. We are grateful for the teachers’ hard work, they teach us both knowledge and morals. We are grateful for our friends, because of you, the journey of life is bright, and the road of life is no longer confused.No matter what the environment is, I hope everyone has a grateful heart. Thank you
Today is Thanks Giving, we are representing 12 grade to give a speech here today. The topic of our speech is: always be grateful. Thanksgiving is a traditional holiday in the United States, Americans give thanks to the Christian God for the gifts and harvests of the past year. In fact, we also have many things to be thankful for, such as peace and health, successful studies, the help of our teachers and classmates, and the care and love of our families. We should not only remember to be thankful on Thanksgiving Day, but we should always remember to be thankful in our lives.
Do you sometimes receive help from others and forget to thank them? For example, when it is raining and you need to borrow a classmate’s umbrella, or when you come back to return the umbrella and say thank you, is it just a simple social etiquette or are you truly grateful from your heart? Or did you even say: “thank you?” And those students who tutor you with passion, did you thank him or her for teachingand sacrificing his time to help you? When you have a grateful heart, your behavior will no longer be superficial, but from your heart, and the relationship between people will be deeper.
Sometimes, others have helped you without your knowledge, and you may not consider these things worthy of gratitude.Every morning when we start a new day, and when you leave the dormitory to go to class, do you ever wonder what the dormitory teachers in the dormitory are doing? They pick up various tools and clean the common areas of the dormitory, day in and day out. You must have seen dirty dorm bathrooms there are water stains all over the floor, unflushed squatting pits, but after a day, it’s all gone. You parents gave brith to you, taught you how to walk, watched you grow and grow old themselves in the process. We all have one common goal for coming to Joy International School: studying abroad. It is possible that the reason why you camehere is because of poor grade in public middle scholl, or to have a better education.The tuition of Joy is not cheap, and I heard that some parents argued with their children because they needed to buy plane tickets for the parents’ meeting. And some parents even sold the house for their childs’ study. They just want you to have a better life and be happier.
The soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army who guard the home and the country; the firefighters who rescue and rescue in disasters, who save the loved ones of strangers in disasters, but leave their loved ones and don’t even know if they can meet again; the people’s police who stand guard or patrol late at night, the flashing police lights give us a sense of security to go home late at night; the medical doctors who put on heavy and stuffy protective clothing and carry out nucleic acid testing for every clearing of the new virus, these are all people whom we should admire There are also civil servants with gray hair who work day and night in the government and have dedicated their lives to the development of the country. Be grateful to these people who make our li easier. It is because of them that we can live in long-term, peace and stability.
Being grateful is not a one-time thing.how do we always be grateful? When we see how our classmates help each other; the hard work of the teachers; the parents who have paid our tuitionwill we think of thanking them?