Thanksgiving Commemoration

Thanksgiving Commemoration

Thanksgiving is a holiday that celebrates the thanks and sacrifice of the harvest from the past year. Families all over America and Canada spend their nights together to celebrate and commemorate the connection between both the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people. 


Many people celebrate Thanksgiving by inviting friends and family over to eat a warm hearty meal together as they did back then. Common dishes that were made are probably: roast turkey, mashed potatoes, candied yams, and just some warm heart-filling foods. The whole point of thanksgiving is to think back on the times that the meals between the two groups were shared together more as a tribute of kindness. 


“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” says American poet Maya Angelou. She speaks on how we should enjoy the moments we have and appreciate the things we have.


Most people have family traditions for how they celebrate this holiday, doing something most families don’t do.  


From the famous international education company EF, they say that one of their top 10 traditions during thanksgiving is to “Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” since it is one of the most well-known parades in the U.S. where thousands of people watch in the streets of Manhattan or at home on TV with their family all together.  


On Thanksgiving, most have their own spin on recipes depending on the meal that people make and many famous chefs like to post their spins on what they like to do during the festive times. 


Chef Kelly Liken likes to add more twists to the festive family recipes, by making a fun pumpkin pie martini. 


“At the restaurant, we make a pumpkin pie martini from roasted pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and pie spices shaken with a Colorado bourbon-style whiskey and topped with champagne. It’s such a nice way to start the meal — you get the flavors of pumpkin without the heaviness.”