Today we had an interesting morning as we learned all about two different celebrations. First Jessica and Vanessa told us about Freedom day.

Freedom Day is a national holiday in South Africa. It is celebrated every year on April 27. This day commemorates the first democratic elections in South Africa. Freedom Day celebrates democracy and freedom in South Africa.

Carly – mummy Summer, taught us about Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a holiday in the USA and Canada when people give thanks. It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November in the USA, on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Friday of November in China. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln set aside the last Thursday of November as a National Day of Thanksgiving.  American immigrants brought the customs and practices of the American Thanksgiving to Canada, beginning on April 5, 1872.

  

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jessica, Vanessa, and Carly for teaching us today and answering all Year twos questions.