Our Thanksgiving Day On the fourth Thursday of November, Me and my family celebrate Thanksgiving at my aunt’s house because it is just a day to relax and thank my family for whatever they have done for me without being selfish or greedy. We all help today with the preparations. First we get together, then we try to entertain ourselves in different ways, and then we have our feast. We do a lot of fun things, Me and my cousin go buy muffin mix, and then we make muffins. I love going to my cousin’s house in Thanksgiving.
Most people think Christmas is just a reason to give and get presents. In reality, Christmas was a holiday in which Christians celebrated the birth of Jesus, the Son of the Christian God. Christians that were ‘rich’ gave freely and voluntarily to the poor that would wait at their door. Everyone would drink and go crazy inside the large churches,
These two areas determine how I am going to live my life. I have also found that my desired occupation is becoming more and more important to my cultural identity as I get farther into my schooling. Religion plays a huge role in my cultural identity as well. Being Catholic has made me think differently than friends of mine. The last factor that contributes to my cultural identity would be the era or contemporary that I was born into.
Some people argue you can smash Christmas and Thanksgiving together, because ultimately the intentions behind the holidays are the same, but truly Thanksgiving is about appreciating everything you have. Christmas praises the birth of God’s son, Jesus Christ. These holidays celebrate two different things, neither of which should be neglected. Have you ever heard the saying “too much of a good thing”? Well, that is especially true for the Christmas season.
Food plays a big part in my culture identity because there is different types of food I like, which may be different from others. Most food that represents me and my cultural identity is junk food. That represents my culture because that is all I like to eat. At every party or family gathering while most of the people are bringing health foods, I’m always the one to bring junk food. Every time there is a new type of junk food like candy, donuts or cake I’m always the first one to buy it and try it.
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
For the fourth section of my portfolio, I decided to observe a family holiday dinner. The dinner that I chose to observe was my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving is a major holiday in my family because, it is one of the only times that my family is able to all be together. However, this Thanksgiving was different than any other, due to the passing of my Pop-Pop. Thanksgiving was one of his favorite holidays, and it was hard for everyone to enjoy the meal as much as we normally would have.
Since holidays are usually centered around food and togetherness, they have been the most impactful for me. Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays, has always held a sentimental value in my heart. Each Thanksgiving I am reminded of past years; the sweet and savory smells
My Regret Thanksgiving. This was a time of year that I really enjoyed. I got to see family that I normally never see and to this day am still confused exactly how I am related to most of them. Despite that I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the people, the food, and as cheesy as it sounds the loving atmosphere that it came with.
This holiday brings family members together, in my case I usually get to see my mom each year. The thing we must not forget is that Christmas is not about receiving, nor about giving in return, it’s about doing a little extra something for someone without an exchange, it’s about coming together as a family. Every year on December 25, I wake up and feel Special, for having a family that loves and cares for me, for waking up in the morning and seeing myriad presents under the Christmas tree, for getting to spend another Christmas day sharing with friends and family and getting to say Merry