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 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.
According to the “Many stores look at the pros and cons of being open on Thanksgiving Day” It states there are ups and down to being open on a holiday. For example in the text it states “retailers are coming to their senses and realizing it's a family holiday”. This show is that Stephen Lebovitz the president of CBL is closing down 72 of its malls for Thanksgiving because he realized it was a family holiday. Another example from a text is “other stores are closing for Thanksgiving this year after being open for several years”. The statement shows other stores are closed down because of respect of the holiday or economics.
Stores should not be open on thanksgiving/Black Friday. Even though It is very good for the stores to be open on Black Friday/Thanksgiving, stores should not be open on Thanksgiving because it affects lots of people by being open. People are very dangerous on Black Friday and there have been 7 deaths plus 98 injuries because of Black Friday. People are very dangerous on Black Friday.
Doing this gets everyone into a happy mood because we think about everything we have been blessed with. In 1621, the first thanksgiving held was a day dedicated to giving thanks to God for the colony's successful harvest. Unlike many other holidays such as Christmas whose original meaning society seems to have forgotten about, Thanksgiving in America is still about sharing and giving thanks. Food pantries seem to become more popular and many of us take time to thank God for all we have been blessed with. I am so happy that Americans have continued with traditional ways of celebrating thanksgiving.
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.
and let me tell you, I´m not exactly Psyched about what I see. How did such a Primordial Holiday like Thanksgiving get bombarded with such a commercialized Sale day? How did two days that Celebrate 2 COMPLETELY OPPOSITE ideals get squeezed into the same week?? Whose Idea was this???
Andrew Leonard gives a clear stance on his argument "Black Friday: Consumerism Minus Civilization". When we look at the article the reader can infer that Leonard is against "Black Friday" and he makes his point clear when he says "I find the notion that we should "occupy Black Friday" and without our consumer dollars as a way of hitting back at the 1 percent just nutty. "(Leonard). Leonard is not arguing that employees should be home with their families instead of working on "Black Friday" but rather arguing that "there is a point where healthy consumerism becomes out of control marketing driven fetishism" (Leonard).
Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is the most stimulating holiday. There is an extreme amount of food to see, smell and taste, along with emotions associated with seeing family. The whole feeling of Thanksgiving is warmer and different than most holidays. Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and siblings stand in a circle around a table laden with food. Their hands are linked.
The article, “Shopping Trumps Turkey”, by Gregory Karp, argues between whether or not retailers should initiate Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving day. Karp considers that retailers should not commence the sales a day earlier. I agree with the author, due to the fact that the retailers that begin the sales on Thanksgiving day are careless and greedy, along with commanding people to not spend time with their families. Clearly, retailers should not release Black Friday sales a day earlier. To start off, experts say that the saying of retailers opening because the consumers are asking them to is false.
Thanksgiving a time where people sit around the table and be thankful for the things they have. However, many people know of how it became a holiday, but people don’t know is who started this holiday. The man who had started Thanksgiving was named William Bradford; It started from his marriage ceremony in the New World where the (Johnson) Wampanoags Native Americans (Whitehurst and Ruffin 18) brought over turkeys and deer to feast on (Johnson). William Bradford was the second governor of Plymouth for his wisdom and leadership; he ran for governor for thirty years with a five year break.
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.
In 1621 November 24, Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag indians shared a feast in Autumn for the celebration in the colonies. For about 2 centuries America has celebrated Thanksgiving. It is a holiday for everyone to give thanks and the pilgrims. In 1621 November 24, Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag indians shared a feast in Autumn for the celebration in the colonies.
Every year on the fourth Thursday of November my family celebrates Thanksgiving at my house. We always have my dad’s side of the family comes and celebrates Thanksgiving. It is a fun day surrounded by my family. We Begin, by having my dad’s side of the family come over to my house.
I find the notion that we should “occupy Black Friday””(Andrew Leonard’s “Black Friday: Consumerism vs. Civilization”). According to Leonard one act that a conscientious consumer could do would be a strike that would result in more layoffs, pay cuts, bankruptcies, and foreclosures. Walmart would take a hit of course, however, so would Walmart employees. NEED CITATION