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Family Traditions Around the Holidays

Regardless of your feelings toward Thanksgiving, most of us have traditions that we do around the holidays. There are numerous traditions that are common for many families around Thanksgiving, eating turkey, having family over, eating an obscene amount of food that causes you to fall into a food coma, and so many others. Personally, my family does most of these “normal” traditions and have our own that make the holidays so much more special.

We start our morning off by getting ready for our long day and then begin to create our Thanksgiving day feast. As we are getting our lunch ready, we put on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to watch as we make our food. We set out little snacks to eat before the actual feast and to tide over the little ones. Once everyone has arrived and the food has been finished we begin to eat and eventually clean up the mess from lunch. My dad and grandpa put on the NFL game of the day and everyone makes their way into the living room, this eventually turns into family nap time for majority of the game. As everyone gets hungry we set the food out again and just eat when we want to. Like most families we have a bunch of leftovers at the end of the day and have the joy of eating Thanksgiving food for days on end. On Black Friday we don’t actually do any shopping, at least as a family. Instead we spend the day putting up our Christmas tree and baking the first batch of Christmas cookies.

While that may be my family tradition there are hundreds out there! Some of the most popular traditions include: watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, breaking a wishbone for good luck, eating a meal, taking a nap, sharing what you’re most thankful for, watching a football game, and even run in a Turkey Trot. Regardless of the holiday, the best tradition of all is spending time with loved ones. So sit back this holiday season, try not to let the stress get to you, and just enjoy being around the ones you love!

Happy Holidays!

Hey, I’m Cassie! I’m a sophomore at SAU and am majoring in Secondary English Education with an Endorsement in ESL. I also play softball for the team here! In my free time I like to spend time with the people closest to me, read, write, and listen to all different types of music.
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