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Thanksgiving and Its Traditions

It Is All about Turkey!
Thanksgiving and Its Traditions
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Gather around the table and grab a plate of food because it is the most thankful time of the year. Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays in the United States, and it is celebrated by gathering with loved ones and feasting on delicious meals while reflecting on everything you are grateful for. Thanksgiving is a time for food, family, football, and, most importantly, traditions. Whether going turkey hunting or simply cooking a family recipe at Grandma’s, traditions are essential to this holiday and make
each celebration memorable.

Thanksgiving is an American holiday that is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November. It is a celebration that originated with the pilgrims, and its purpose was to thank God for the good harvest, the land, and the blessings that the pilgrims had. It was later declared a national Holiday by Lincoln in 1863. Ever since then, the holiday has been celebrated by Americans everywhere collectively give thanks for their blessings. This holiday has also developed some trade-mark traditions that make Turkey Day feel like Turkey Day.

Here are some of the most popular customs associated with Thanksgiving. Who doesn’t love a good game of football? Football is the most famous sport in the United States and it is also a huge part of Thanksgiving. The idea of having a Thanksgiving football game originated in 1863 and has become a popular Thanksgiving tradition since then. Tons of families gather together to watch their favorite teams compete in America’s favorite game, or, to burn off the calories, some families participate in their football games, competing against each other for fun.

Eating a traditional meal is a huge part of celebrating Thanksgiving. It wouldn’t feel like Thanksgiving without it. Preparing the food and assembling the feast with family is a core part of the holiday. Many families choose to go down the traditional route for the Thanksgiving meal. Dishes such as Turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cornbread, and cranberry sauce are usually served. Desserts such as pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie are also served.

Traditions are what make this celebration such a special and unique holiday. Family traditions vary from making mom’s signature apple pie to running in the Turkey Trot yearly. It is a simple and heart-felt celebration fused with family and love. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, and don’t forget to carry out your traditions with the people you love!

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