Thanksgiving Traditions (2020)

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     Thanksgiving is a time of remembrance and traditions. Many people have special traditions they follow or certain foods they eat. The first Thanksgiving was in the Fall of the year 1621 as a celebration of the colonists’ first successful autumn harvest. This is the reason we eat foods like turkey, because those were foods that were plentiful in those times. Thanksgiving is a holiday that is celebrated in a few places around the world, such as the United States, Canada, Brazil, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia, and the sub-national entities Leiden, Norfolk Island, and the inhabited territories of the United States. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.

     Traditional Thanksgiving foods include turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Many families have different traditions; one of these traditions may be breaking the wishbone of the turkey and making a wish. Saying what they are thankful for before eating is another family Thanksgiving tradition. There are also stranger traditions, such as frozen turkey bowling and the turkey pardon, a centuries-old presidential holiday tradition. Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday with many different traditions.