Persuasive Essay About Thanksgiving

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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. Each year, my sister and I make place cards for the table. Last year we crafted
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The house is hustling and bustling with happiness and excitement. The cousins are in town and Grandma is more than happy to feed the grandchildren homemade hot chocolate to warm us up from the chilly weather. Before my Dad leads us in prayer, we go around the table and each person tells everyone three specific things they are thankful for. To give us more time to think creatively my mom will sometimes cut out paper leaves. Each person writes what they are thankful for on the leaf and she sticks it to a paper tree on the wall. 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. Although we have added our own twist on the day such as football and chocolate cream pie, these traditions all follow the same original themes of thanksgiving; recreational activities, food and thankfulness. If the pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe members saw
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