Thanksgiving is more than just food. Many of us have exciting and interesting traditions we do around the holiday every year.
Traditional foods play a huge part in the thanksgiving holiday celebration. Many families prepare the same old, but delicious family recipes every year and some even try new foods. The most well known foods for Thanksgiving are turkey, pumpkin pie, ham, and even homemade gravy. Others thoroughly enjoy eating Thanksgiving treats like candy corn, pies, cranberry sauce, sweet potato pie, and even carrot cake.
Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year. Spending time with family and visiting friends is a common tradition. “Every year my family and I travel down to Pennsylvania to visit our family for Thanksgiving. It’s a long drive but worth it in the end,” stated Karissa Brixus (‘17).
Some families have traditions that include wishbone breaking, hiking, and even games. Coloring and decorating turkeys is among the most popular for kids around this time of year.
The holiday is all about being thankful for what you have and helping others. Many families like to volunteer at homeless shelters and help serve the food t the less fortunate. You can also help by planning and participating in canned food drives in your schools or town.
TV has a huge role in Thanksgiving to some families. Many like to watch football while others like to watch the New York City Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade will be broadcast on television and includes floats, bands, songs, Broadway musicals, and even huge helium balloons!
Whether you and your family play games or watch the game together, the best thing to do is always remember why you’re celebrating Thanksgiving and to be thankful for all that you have.