Be Thankful.

Thanksgiving is a lovely American holiday, rich with tradition.  Sure, we all know of the tradition of the Thanksgiving Feast; turkey with all of the fixings, followed by a slice or two of pumpkin pie and a nap.  We all surely know of the tradition of watching football on Thanksgiving, and that of the Macy’s Day Parade in New York City.   And the newer tradition of participating in a “Turkey Trot” race in the morning, and my family’s favorite: The Turkey Hunt.  The Turkey Hunt is just that: a backyard hunt for the turkey.  An uncle brings along a black garbage bag and a discreetly hidden tube of ketchup.  This is only recommended for families with very small kids…it doesn’t take too long for them to catch on.

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?

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Some fun Thanksgiving facts:

  • A ripe cranberry will bounce.
  • All turkeys and chickens have wishbones.
  • Canadians celebrate their own Thanksgiving every October.
  • Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of Thanksgiving in 1863.
  • The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in 1924.

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