By: Celeste Duran
Are you ready for delicious and delectable Thanksgiving cuisine? Do you want to try something new this year? Well, here is a list of yummy Thanksgiving recipes and some stories of what people do for this traditional American holiday.
Families do many different things on this holiday. Some families have traditions that they do every year, whether it’s one they just started or took part in traditions that started with their great-grandparents.
Most of the time, family traditions are just eating delicious homemade food at their relatives’ homes. Jaiden Aparicio, freshman, shared that his extended family meets at his grandparents’ house for the holiday every year.
Even though Christmas is right around the corner, some families can’t wait to give each other presents during this holiday, too: “We get a couple of gifts here and there, but you know it's just Thanksgiving,” said Sam Boxeth, freshman. “It is mainly about the food.”
Not all traditions are food-related. Some families spend time giving back by helping feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving. Jocelyn Martinez, freshman at Samueli Academy, said, “I did volunteering since I was a little kid.”
One family tradition that some people might already do, or can start, is breaking a wishbone with your family members. The idea is that one person holds one end of a wishbone, while the other person holds the other, and they pull both ends. Whoever gets the middle part of the bone, gets to have their wish come true. Priscilla, a freshman, does this tradition.
If you are religious, or just want to give thanks, you can do a prayer with the family before eating the “buffet.” Luz Gomez, a freshman, said, “We always do this prayer before we eat and we hold hands.” No matter what you do for this holiday, you will always have family and food involved, the greatest combination there is.
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