Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

Keely Bonin, Reporter

The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is well known for the meal. Different people, of course, have their own favorite part of the feast. One classic favorite at the dinner table is the Thanksgiving turkey. Another favorite is mashed potatoes, some people do homemade while other people do instant mashed potatoes. But most prefer homemade food though. Stuffing will always be a favorite for Thanksgiving whether it’s homemade or store bought. Along with other classics including cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and rolls. Another all time favorite Thanksgiving dessert is pie. Whether it is pumpkin or pecan, pie is a classic dessert.

There are also some family traditions for Thanksgiving. Some families share what they are grateful for at the table before eating. And others might watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. Watching the floats and different performers is a tradition that can last for years. There’s also the people who break the wishbone. Breaking the wishbone is believed to give good luck to the person with the bigger half. There are also the people who watch Thanksgiving football. Some families even share what they are thankful for including but not limited to family, friends, pets, and more. 

Another thing people do is celebrate Friendsgiving. During Friendsgiving friends get together and have a mini Thanksgiving. Some Friendsgiving traditions include having each person bring a different dish to the table. Some would bring rolls or a pie. Those included or all the friends usually dress up. Some Friendsgiving traditions also include watching Thanksgiving themed movies and/or shows. Then of course after you can take pictures, go on a walk, or just relax and hang out. 


Happy Thanksgiving Saint Joe!