Thanksgiving Day Family Traditions
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to be together as a family, in particular the big Thanksgiving Dinner. Many families start traditions and they continue for years to come. Here we have some of the more common traditions for “TurkeyDay”.
- Travel: Families are spread around the country and perhaps even the world but on Thanksgiving day they travel these long distances by train, car or plane to be together. Travel during the Thanksgiving break is the busiest time of the year.
- The Feast: Tradition foods are a large part of the Thanksgiving celebration. Many families try to include everyone in the food preparations. Turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce are the main dishes with of course pumpkin pie, pecan pie served for dessert.
- Shopping: Nowadays it is common to find the big stores open on Thanksgiving day. It certainly saves getting up in the small hours of the morning!
- Serving others: Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a family or a home and may live in homeless shelters. This is an ideal time for your family to help out others. If you cannot help serve meals then maybe you can find a local food bank and donate food and canned goods instead.
- Football: Thanksgiving without football just doesn’t happen!
- Macys parade: Even if you live far away from New York it is always fun to tune in the TV to watch the giant helium filled balloons along with the marching bands and performers.
Maybe be in your home you have other traditions. Share with us in the comments below.