Happy American Thanksgiving!

This is an important four-day holiday for the people of the United States. Traditionally it’s a time for family get-togethers for a huge turkey dinner and festivities. Like in Canada (where Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday in October), multicultural families often blend their special dishes with their adopted countries’ traditions. (But some people go hungry.)

Travel around the country and beyond has reached record levels, but it’s also the season for first snowstorms. A holiday tradition in New York City is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; then there’s football to watch and Christmas shopping to do.

To all my family, friends, and readers in the US, however you may celebrate it, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

November 24, 2004 in Culture by Marja-Leena