Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

Hunter Dixon, Reporter

      Thanksgiving has been called a Holiday since 1863 and since then, we have been celebrating this Holiday by spending time with our families and eating large amounts of food. The first thanksgiving was in 1621 after the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians shared a large Autumn feast together to show thier friendship and their first successful harvest.

     Thanksgiving has changed a lot since 1863 but some people still do the same traditions that their grandparents or great grandparents even celebrated.  

     “In my family, everyone meets at my aunt and uncle’s house.  Everyone usually brings a dish or dessert and we all get to catch up on what has been going on in eachother’s lives.  It is always nice to spend time with family and hear funny stories.  Our Thanksgiving tradition is once everyone’s done eating, we all sit down and play board games together.  Towards the end of the night we always break two wishbones; one with the two youngest people in the family, and the other with the two oldest.  Thanksgiving is always a memorable part of every year,” said Nicole Bratton (‘18).  

     For some people Thanksgiving is not as big of a deal it’s just a day to spend with family.

    “We usually go to my in-laws’ house for dinner.  We eat our meal, and then we hang out.  In the evening we go to my grandma’s house for our second Thanksgiving meal.  We spend time going through the Thanksgiving day black Friday ads and plot our strategy for the next day.  On Thanksgiving night, my husband “allows” me to start putting up our Christmas tree.  I usually throw Christmas Vacation on while I put everything up,” said Karin Krider.

    Overall Thanksgiving is a day to spend time to eat and spend time with your family and friends and enjoy your day off of work/school.