Ashley Barber ‘20, Business/Ad Manager
Thanksgiving is always the last Thursday in November, and most students get the Friday off of school, and most American adults take Friday off work to sit back and enjoy a long weekend. Everyone enjoys having the Friday off following Thanksgiving because it makes it easier to be able to travel, spend time with your family and friends, or just have time to relax.
Thanksgiving dates back many years all the way to 1621, beginning when the European pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts. They traveled to a new land so they could practice their religion without having to worry about all the chaos going on around them. Over the harsh winter, many of the pilgrims died and the rest were looking for more help to survive. The Plymouth colonists and Indians shared a harvested feast. During the next years, the Pilgrims threw a large feast and it became popular and continued on for many years.
Overtime, the Thanksgiving feast has become a national holiday. To this day, Thanksgiving dinner often includes roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes, stuffing, corn, rolls, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. However, before everyone begins their meal, families and friends sit down and often say a blessing before eating and discuss what they are thankful for in their lives.
English teacher Mrs. Colleen Crowell said, “My husband has to work (on call), so we are staying home and having our first official Thanksgiving with our new buddy”. She continued on to say that her favorite Thanksgiving food is her mom’s homemade bread.
Enjoy having the time off of school and enjoy spending time with your family and friends. Thanksgiving has been going on for many years and seems like everyone enjoys it and has a wonderful time.
Photo courtesy of Hoard’s Dairyman