The text under the name «Thanksgiving Day» how to have begun to celebrate this holiday. Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day in the fall of 1621. Since then, it became tradition in the American families. The text gives information on how pilgrims have come to America from England in search of religious freedom. The travel of pilgrims was long and difficult, but interesting. The purpose of this text consists in discussing how indigenous Americans have helped pilgrims to survive. Some problems connected with a difficult travel, a storm, in the cold winter are considered. On the way to the ship one of the main beams has broken. The author begins with discussion of family traditions of Thanksgiving Day. It is a family holiday with a big Family dinner, gratitude for nature gifts. Further the author describes how pilgrims mastered fishing, hunting, cultivation of crops. Besides, in the text it is said that some pilgrims have died of cold and hunger in the first winter. The following paragraph concerns that pilgrims have received a big harvest and have organized a celebration with entertainment Thanksgiving Day. From there is a conclusion: people have to help each other be on friendly terms, then there will be new holidays and traditions. In my opinion, the text is interesting and useful. From this text I have learned a lot of things about adventures of pilgrims.