This post is shared by jagsombrero and designed to help people new to the United States understand this beautiful American holiday called Thanksgiving.  It includes a bit of history, photos of many of our traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu items (which make lovely leftovers), and a few of the activities that we enjoy before and after dinner such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and the football games that have also become a part of our traditions.  Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the busiest shopping day of the year for people to get special sale prices and a head start on their holiday gift shopping.  A heated topic this year is whether stores should be open for shopping on Thanksgiving evening. Many people argue that Thanksgiving is a family holiday that should be celebrated at home, while others believe that people should have the option to go out shopping if they desire.  For more on that, see Today.

Thank you to jagsombrero for sharing this presentation.

For some delicious Thanksgiving recipes, visit Pinterest.

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