Many families make a special effort to gather together for this holiday. People fill cars and airplanes to travel long distances to celebrate with family. Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year!
When most people think of Thanksgiving, they think of the Thanksgiving feast! While each family plans a unique menu, most traditional feasts include roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls, and a variety of pies (including the favorites, pumpkin and apple)!
When the turkey is carved, many families enjoy finding the wishbone. The wishbone is a bone in between the neck and the breast of the turkey. According to superstition, when two people pull on each side of the wishbone, whoever ends up with the longer piece is granted a wish!
Friends and family often get together to play a fun game of American football before the Thanksgiving feast. November is a peak time in the football season, and Thanksgiving day is the perfect day to play a game.
One of the purposes of Thanksgiving is to remember all of the things to be thankful for. When people stop to think about the things they are thankful for, many of them choose to give back. Doing service for other people who may not have as much is a popular tradition. Did you read about what Nomen Global students did to give back this year?
No matter where you are, you can enjoy the spirit of the Thanksgiving season by celebrating in your own way. What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?
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