Happy Thanksgiving!!


Stella Harrington, feature writer

Be thankful for what you have!!


Thanksgiving is a huge holiday celebrated in the United States where basically all one does is eat, eat, eat…especially turkey. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every year and this year is particularly notable due to its very late arrival. 

 This is the latest day that can be celebrated as “turkey day” and it is going to mess up the whole cycle of holidays this year. For students, it’s good because they come back to school after break and only have 2 1/2 weeks until Christmas break. On the other hand, for adults and parents, it causes chaos because of the limited time available for Christmas shopping. 

This year students get five whole days off of school ( thank God)! Break begins on Wed., Nov. 27 and concludes on Mon., Dec. 2. There are many different traditions that people celebrate when it comes to Thanksgiving. Everything from an annual football game with family or friends or just a relaxing night watching movies and cuddling up next to a fire. 

“I like Thanksgiving because it is a good time to spend with family and we get to eat delicious food,” said senior Megan Berry.

The day after Thanksgiving is known as “Black Friday” where everything at most stores goes on sale. (Hmmm….It’s funny because the day after you give thanks for everything you have, you go out and try to find the cheapest stuff to buy and fight people for what you want.)

Thanksgiving was traditionally a harvest festival and has been celebrated nationally since 1789. The American holiday is particularly rich in legend and symbolism and the traditional fare of the Thanksgiving meal includes turkey, pie, potatoes, cranberries, etc.

This time of the year is when family and friends get together to feast and give thanks by showing gratitude for the special people in our lives. “I like to gather with friends and family to have a good time watching football and eating good food,” said history teacher Mrs. Epping.

No matter what you’re eating or doing, Thanksgiving is always a wonderful time to be surrounded by the people you love and who love you. I hope that everyone has a terrific Thanksgiving break!