Thanksgiving tradition ( 4C 34 )

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious and cultural traditions and has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.

So, what do people around the world usually do on the day of Thanksgiving?

First, let's talk about the celebrations in America. Each year, Americans travel to visit family far and wide. The Thanksgiving holiday revolves around food, which often includes a variety of traditional items. Dinner typically includes a turkey, along with mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy. This meal concludes with the breaking of a wishbone and making a wish. Sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and cornbread often accompany the meal. Desserts, primarily apple, pumpkin, pecan and sweet potato pies, follow decadent dinners.

While families dine privately, Thanksgiving contains public ceremonies and traditions, too. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, for instance, takes place in New York City every year. Additionally, the U.S. President participates in a turkey pardon, which involves receiving a live turkey and allowing it to go free.

YIM Chak Kwan 4C (34)

Samuel LEUNG ( 5C 13 )

Good morning principal, teachers and fellow schoolmates. I am Samuel Leung from Form 5C. As the previous speaker, Karson talk about future technology 3D printing. I am going to talk about the future world. There are lots of things that we can imagine if we are thinking about the future world. Transport, sports, computers, electronic gadgets and devices. But the thing is I don't really know what will happen to the world; I care about what will happen to you. Indeed, according to the dictionary, future means - “time that is to be or come hereafter”, which means the next second is the so you called future. 19 thousand graduates from your Form in each year in Hong Kong. Every single of them has their own future. Including you. Some of them may become a scientist, some of them may become an accountant. What or where do you think those super high-tech electronic gadgets came from? People created them, people invented them. You may say that yoru future is not any of my business, But genuinely, today I wanted to remind you all of one thing, your future is in your hands, you create it you control it, and it depends on what you do now.

Let’s assume that you live to be 80 years old, if I change that into in terms of hours, you have only got approx. 700800 hours remaining and you have already used couple of them already. The future is a thing that will follow you until the day you pass away. Fix your eyes on your future, the past has already past!

Thank you

Samuel LEUNG 5C (13)

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