Thanksgiving Traditions By: Kira Noel

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Happy Thanksgiving

 

People in the United States, all friends and families, come together and have a feast. The first thanksgiving was done on October 1621 and a total of 143 people showed up. The feast lasted for 3 days. Now here are some common traditions for Thanksgiving!

 

Travel

Traveling is the most common thing to do near or on Thanksgiving. Some people live far away from their family and want to see them. Thanksgiving is the best time of year to travel.

 

Feast Time

Lots of foods are part of Thanksgiving celebrations. Friends and family love to help set up the food. Foods that people love to make are turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. People love to sever pie as a dessert. Popular flavors are pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, and apple. Some families love to sever vegetarian Thanksgiving dinners not stuffed turkey. Some vegetarians eat vegetarian turkey which is tofu and others eat squash, salads, or other fruit and vegetable foods.

 

The Magical Wishbone

Some families might get the wishbone and break it. The wishbone is next to the turkey’s breast. After it is dry and everything is removed two people will grab a side and pull. When one person ends up with a bigger piece, they get their wish.

 

The TV

Lots of families watch the New York City Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on tv. Which has  marching bands, floats, songs and performances from Broadway musicals, and big helium balloons. Others like to watch football or play outside.

 

Helping Out

Thanksgiving is the best time to help out others who aren’t as lucky. Many people love to volunteer to serve food to homeless people.

 

Where I got this information 

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/thanksgiving-traditions