Thanksgiving is a holiday that celebrates appreciating what you have. Beginning with the first Thanksgiving in 1621 in the Plymouth Colony with the American Indians and the Plymouth Colonists, where they famously put down their arms and put aside differences to eat the now-famous Thanksgiving turkey and celebrate the colonists’ first year in the colony, they had no idea that they had begun a tradition that would last for centuries.
This Thursday marks 392 years since the original Thanksgiving, and the traditions are still being passed down from generation to generation. As American families and friends “gear up” and prepare themselves, and their stomachs, for the 392th annual Thanksgiving Feast, BearingNews asked students around RBHS about their family traditions.
[heading]BearingNews asked students: What do you think of Thanksgiving? What are you planning on doing for this holiday?[/heading]
By Sam Mitten
What is your favorite part of your Thanksgiving traditions?