Thanksgiving is a unique holiday in the United States of America that is celebrated annually. On the fourth Thursday every November, this holiday is celebrated by almost every American family. Many Thanksgiving customs have been passed down throughout families from generation to generation. Thanksgiving began with the people who sailed to America on large ships, the pilgrims. Their ritual, sharing a Thanksgiving meal, marked the beginning of this holiday. Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, spend time and share a meal with family, and celebrate blessings.
My perspective on Thanksgiving had completely changed after reading this article. I truly believed that Thanksgiving was a happy time, a time of thanks and a celebration of the first harvest. People today celebrate Thanksgiving as a time to get together with loved ones, have a big dinner, to give thanks and go shopping.
Thanksgiving is the best holiday because in general, society and many American families celebrate it traditionally and creatively. Preparation for the feast can be spread amongst the whole family. Children peel potatoes, grandmothers bake the pies, and mothers and fathers prepare sides and dress the turkey . Each year, while everyone is joyously preparing food together in the kitchen I always envision the pilgrims and members of the Wampanoag tribe feeling the same pleasant and thankful atmosphere the day of their first thanksgiving. . Thanksgiving decorations , although they aren't as easy to come up with as decorations for holidays, bring out my creative side.
Thanksgiving means to me that when the family gets together to eat and have conversations.We usually watch the Dallas Cowboys play.Most of time there is an abundant amount of food.We either go to more than one house or we switch houses every year.
The way people have celebrated Thanksgiving has changed over the years. The first people to celebrate Thanksgiving were the Indians and Pilgrims. They had a large, traditional feast. Today, families celebrate Thanksgiving in different ways that are more modern and fit their lifestyle.
Introduction In America, many individuals like to eat. Devouring decadent dishes like steak and potatoes, shrimp pasta, chocolate cheesecake, and other delicacies are what most humans enjoy to partake when eating. Thanksgiving, a holiday that Americans just recently celebrated, is a very popular time where people enjoy delving into plates of turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and huge assortments of pies. Concluding from this, no person would ever think about feasting on another individual that they love and care about.
Martha looked at the myth of Thanksgiving. The idea that an entire family would happily get together for a huge meal. The family will think and talk about everything that they are thankful for. This is heavily discussed in elementary schools. As a child I remember my teacher suggesting that at dinner we should go around the table and have each family member say something that they are thankful for. Much to my disappointment this never happened at my Thanksgiving dinner. This myth made me wonder how the children who's Thanksgiving did not look even close to the myth. Growing up I always had the basic parts of Thanksgiving, Turkey, parade, and family to celebrate with. I wonder how those children who live in poverty or without family feel about
If there was something that would come off as strong or really working in this piece, it would have to be again the imagery and how it was able to use food that is normally viewed as a tradition or standard for Thanksgiving and relating that to a family aspect. On the topic of imagery, I am the proudest of the images of the turkey and stuffing and how they act as the proverbial grandparents of the family or situation, as they have been here the longest and it is hard to imagine Thanksgiving without them. I am also particularly fond of sweet potato pie imagery as it shows the perfect or favorite child/sibling and how the attention shifts to them and everyone else gets to take a backseat to the “pie”. “The sweet potato pie is the real reason people stay and make room for dessert.
Giving is the most important part of Thanksgiving. Another important part of Thanksgiving dinner is to be able to sit down, relax and enjoy your meal with the company of your loved ones. By taking steps in advance you can assure a successful Thanksgiving dinner, minimizing being overwhelmed. Start with your guest list and planning your dinner menu. While searching for recipes, look for simple and easy.
Do we really need to create a law that requires all businesses to close for Thanksgiving? No, because for the simple fact businesses only stay open during the Thanksgiving Holiday because of the amount of revenue it receives from the customers within the community. It is not always about how much money will be lost or gained, but how someone celebrates Thanksgiving. Some people do not get the opportunity to spend that time with family because they are stuck at work trying to supply for their family. Even though some may argue that, creating a law to close businesses on Thanksgiving would violate some people Freedom of Religion and/or Belief. As a community everyone can help stop businesses from staying open by not working nor shopping on Thanksgiving.
During the time of Thanksgiving, many families join together in one place and prepare a huge meal. In a way similar to the cultures in the Odyssey, the host family prepares this big meal, comfort, and relaxation for all of the other members and travelers who have decided to join them. Although Thanksgiving is a tradition that started in 1621 and the Odyssey was first written in the eighth century BC, they still have a lot of the same attributes in common. Characters throughout the story such as the people of Pylos cease their celebration to show hospitality to strangers whom they have never met before. Other characters offer hospitality to strangers, who, in the end, appear as gods or well-known people such as Menelaus.
“Why Thanksgiving is Important to Me” Thanksgiving is important to me because of my family. I get to see my aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. Most of our family lives far away, so it is a great time to see them. I enjoy talking and playing with my cousins. Usually everyone comes to our house the next day to play games, watch movies, and eat more food!
The first event that influenced the celebration of Thanksgiving as we now celebrate was black Friday. At black Friday, most of the stores would on sale, so we could bought the much cheap things during the black Friday and if the family are not cheap, that's the greatest thing in the whole year. The second event that influenced the celebration of Thanksgiving as we now celebrate was football was football. However, for now, most of the time during the Thanksgiving afternoon, all the female would cooking and doing the dinner and for the male, everybody would play football whole afternoon.
The First Thanksgiving Everyone knows about Thanksgiving and eating turkey and pie, with a little cranberry sauce. Even though that is not what the pilgrims and Indians really did on the first Thanksgiving. Most elementary schools teach about how the pilgrims and Indians were friends. That they wore nice clothing, and ate at a giant table all together with a cornucopia in front of them.