Thanksgiving Day in Spanish - Día de Acción de Gracias

It’s that time of year again…

El Día de Acción de Gracias, Thanksgiving Day in Spanish, is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in United States. Did you know that it is also celebrated in Canada on the second Monday of October?

Since we have many Spanish teachers (and students) following us from both those countries, we decided to create a vocabulary page with a game especially for you.

The first page (completely in Spanish) is about Thanksgiving Day vocabulary and traditions in Spanish. We mention a little history about the first Thanksgiving Day (el primer Día de Acción de Gracias). We list some of the typical symbols associated with this day (Los símbolos del Día de Acción de Gracias). You can then read about some typical traditions and things that happen during Thanksgiving (Algunas tradiciones del Día de Acción de Gracias) and finally a list of related vocabulary with a translation of words from Spanish to English.

Once you have read through this page, you might want to try our Thanksgiving Day in Spanish Game. It is a multiple-choice quiz that tells you immediately if your answer is correct or not.

For Spanish Teachers

Also for Spanish Teachers we have created a pack of three original reading passages about Thanksgiving in Spanish with comprehension questions.

One is about the History of this day (using the past tense – pretérito).

The second is about how a family celebrates Thanksgiving (using the future tense).

The final text is about a Turkey called Rorro (using the past tense – pretérito). We chose that name because of the Rolling R sounds you need to make when you pronounce it.

These reading passages are completely in Spanish (including the instructions) so are ideal for Dual Immersion Classes or for Spanish 2 Courses.

We also have another reading pack containing 5 short texts about Thanksgiving Day in Spanish. Everything is in the simple present tense making it ideal for Spanish 1 students (upper level – because of the vocabulary) or as a review for Spanish 2.

We also have Spanish Vocabulary lists and worksheets about Thanksgiving Day.


I hope you find all of these useful.

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