Thanksgiving in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It provides a time for people to spend with their friends and family and enjoy good food. It is also an opportunity to give thanks for everything you have in life.
However, if you’re out of town doing something away with your family, you might need all-in-one video conferencing equipment to connect with your family virtually.
In this blog, we will tell you about Thanksgiving and ways how to celebrate it with your loved ones in your home and away from home.
It has been said that Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the Christmas season because it lasts for four to five weeks. It is time to come together with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings:
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Though you can not go home due to the distance, technology helps us lessen the homesickness, you can make phone calls, send messages, or even make video calls to see everyone.
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Thanksgiving is not just celebrating with friends and family and eating turkeys. It is also a time for charity, people often provide food for the poor. Community organizations, nonprofits, and churches have food drives that stock food to be distributed to homeless people, soup kitchens, vulnerable seniors, orphanages, refugees, and victims of disasters.
Radio and Television programs transmit Thanksgiving music. It may not be as swarming as Christmas specials, but it is the mark of the beginning of the Christmas season.
Sports also celebrate Thanksgiving, The American football National Football League or NFL the most popular sport in America celebrates Thanksgiving by having a double-header game. College football also celebrates Thanksgiving by having its final game on the weekend of Thanksgiving. High school football celebrate’s with an informal contest called “Turkey Bawl”.
Some people celebrate their Thanksgiving by traveling or on vacation. Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year because most businesses and government workers are given days off. The four-day or five-day weekend vacation for schools and colleges gives time for students, teachers, and staff to return to their hometowns to reunite with friends and family and celebrate Thanksgiving.
Here is a list of suggestions to help you prepare for your Thanksgiving celebration.
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner consists of a roast turkey, turkey stuffing, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, root vegetables, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie. But you can do better with these suggestions.
Cheese Board or Charcuterie for the appetizers.
For the mains, it is turkey and ham. You can have your turkey sage-roasted, herb-crusted, maple-roasted, dry-brined, and or ranch-seasoned. For the ham, you can have it glazed or baked with brown sugar.
Sauces and gravy.
Turkey gravy and cranberry sauce.
For the stuffing, you can have cranberry sage stuffing., dried fruit stuffing., dried apricot chestnut + brioche bread stuffing., sage and onion stuffing., butternut squash + leek stuffing., or stuffing made with sage, apricots, rosemary, sauteed onion, and turkey stock., brioche, apples, chestnut, and thyme stuffing., or bacon + sage stuffing.
Dinner rolls, Focaccia bread, Cornbread, or a French Baguette.
Macaroni and cheese, or broccoli + cheddar gratin.
For the salads spinach salad with dried apricots, red onion, and toasted almonds, or Kale salad with pickled red onion, Parmesan petals, crushed pistachios, lemon garlic vinaigrette, or Caesar salad.
For the soup, you can have mushroom soup, tomato soup, pumpkin soup, or vegetable soup.
Of course, you should not forget the drinks, with so much food on the table you would get thirsty and it will help you push the food into your tummy.
And finally the dessert, you can have a pumpkin pie, apple pie, or pecan pie.
Sometimes in life, we feel alone and less, we feel unlucky and unblessed. But celebrations like Thanksgiving let us have fun because of all its shows and events in sports, television, and parades. It makes us feel joyous because we got to see friends and family. But, we should not forget the real purpose of Thanksgiving, to say thank you for what we have and who we have. And it serves as a reminder that you are not alone and you are blessed.