An International Student's Perspective On Thanksgiving
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An International Student's Perspective On Thanksgiving

It is one of my favorite holidays now that I have experienced it.

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Thanksgiving, by definition, is an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621, and is held in the U.S. on the fourth Thursday in November.

It is also a holiday that not celebrated around the world and in my country, England. That being said it is one of my favorite holidays now that I have experienced it. Here are some things I have learned and love about Thanksgiving.

Stuffing

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I'll say it, one of the best foods of Thanksgiving is stuffing. Also worth popping into William Sonoma at this time of year too, their tasters are frequent and fresh.

Family Fun

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I am adopted into my second home for Thanksgiving and absolutely love it, there is such excitement in the atmosphere it is like a mini Christmas! Family members travel from all over and everyone is ready for the long weekend.

Other Foods

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People would joke with me that Thanksgiving is a holiday of foods, but it literally is. The only acceptable holiday for Mac and Cheese. You have so many carbs it is just wonderful.

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Instagram the night of Thanksgiving is enough to be grateful for in itself.

Being Thankful

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It is actually very necessary to have a holiday in which to reflect upon what you have in your life and to show the people around you how much they mean to you and your happiness. I am thankful for so much, it is nice to have a day to express it.

Wherever you are, Happy Thanksgiving!

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