Thanksgiving sparks traditions among families
December 8, 2016
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Gathered around the table surrounded by appetizing and mouthwatering food such as turkey or ham, stuffing, or various types of pies and desserts, many families take the time to sit down for a sizable Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones.
Thanksgiving, a holiday always commemorated on the last Thursday of November, is usually a time students’ spend with their family, by eating many traditional Thanksgiving foods. Each family is different with the way they celebrate. Some gather around the television to watch a football games while others find themselves creating their own flag football game outside.
“Every year the boys play football on Thanksgiving and we watch the parade, “ junior Hayley Reynolds said.
Some families enjoy traveling to visit their distant relatives. After all, it is just a car ride away from indulging on satisfying dinner, lunch or breakfast. Senior Kylee Bell always makes a journey with her immediate family to the house of other family members every Thanksgiving day.
“We go to three different places for Thanksgiving. For breakfast we go to my uncle’s house, for lunch grandmother’s house, and for dinner we go to my grandfather’s house. All the places we visit are in Arkansas, “ Bell said.
Food, a common favorite aspect of the holiday, also brings about traditions among families. An old time recipe or a classic dish that makes an appearance on the table each year are customs that some families hold.
“Our Thanksgiving tradition is my grandma’s pumpkin pie that has been in my family for generations, “ sophomore Kaitlyn Eoff said.
Some families hold traditions, some do not. No matter, Thanksgiving is a holiday set up for giving thanks whether it is celebrated or not.