A cultural holiday to celebrate and appreciate harvest time is common in many countries around the world. In Korea, they celebrate Chuseok with traditional food and games. Argentinians celebrate the Fiesta de la Vendimia by drinking wine made from their vineyards. Fruit pastries called kolache are common in Czech harvest festivals.
Giving thanks for food and family, no matter where or when, is important nearly everywhere in the world. This Thursday, many Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving by eating everything from turkey to cranberry sauce to pumpkin pie with friends and family, and enjoy their time off from work and school.
BearingNews asked students: What does Thanksgiving mean to you?
By Sophi Whyte
What do you see as the true meaning of Thanksgiving?
Sophie Whyte. A convivial vegan Canadian who possesses an unhealthy obsession for maple syrup, which she drinks out of a coffee mug every morning as she ponders the meaning of life. A proud reader and writer of things, Sophie spends her days idly presenting cello concerts for dog, and enjoying life as a lover of peanut butter. She is a quirky, quick witted, comically short intellectual. You can be sure to find Sophie exploring the halls of RBHS in her purple adventure rain boots, looking for a good story to write for Bearing News, be sure to say hi and strike up a conversation because she loves to converse about most anything especially the hardships of being an AP student. She be absolutely cray and if to be described by one single word, it would most definitely be FRIEND.