Thanksgiving at Prairie

Chloe Parrish

Thanksgiving Time!

 

Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays in the United States, in which we are about to celebrate here shortly! The idea of Thanksgiving is it celebrates the story of the Pilgrims meal with Native Americans, and is a holiday celebrated by spending time with loved ones, being thankful for blessings, and for giving thanks in general. 

 

America though is not the only country that celebrates this holiday. Thanksgiving traditions around the world bring unique stories and perspectives, in which both are important. From Korea to Liberia, many varieties and other countries celebrate Thanksgiving! Many Americans celebrate this holiday through Thanksgiving dinners, prayers, get togethers and many other activities. China on the other hand celebrates Thanksgiving in ways such as having a festival celebration for the day, having special meals, and even praying.

 

I interviewed a couple students here at Prairie High School to acknowledge how Thanksgiving looks to them:

Kenzie Finn:

Q: Are there any certain meals or desserts you or your family have for this holiday?

A: “We have pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, and we eat ham instead of turkey.”

 

Q: What’s your favorite part about Thanksgiving?

A: “All of my family coming together for the holiday and getting to see my nephew.”

 

Q: What is something you are most thankful for?

A: “I am thankful for my family, being healthy, and I’m thankful for being able to wake up and continue to live everyday.”

 

Ilona Banner:

Q: Are there any certain meals or desserts you or your family have for this holiday?

A: “Yes, we eat turkey, corn bread, mac and cheese, salad and for dessert we have pecan pie.”

Q: What’s your favorite part about Thanksgiving?

A: “My favorite part is listening to music and dancing, the walks for parades as well.”

Q: What is something you are most thankful for?

A: “Opportunities and privileges I have that other people in different circumstances don’t.”