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Turkey, traditions and thanks

Families soon gather together to celebrate a time honored holiday with their friends and family and celebrate in their own way
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Thanksgiving, one of the most celebrated holidays, is right around the corner. Families celebrate for the whole week and then everyone finally gathers on November 26 to eat with their family and share what they’re thankful for. Some families even adopt their own traditions to help celebrate this time of the year. People dedicate this season to celebrating friends, family and what they’re thankful for in their own way. Some celebrate with a classic turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and corn, others travel to see family in different parts of the country and maybe even different countries all together.

Disney being a popular site for all occasions even celebrates Thanksgiving. Addison Denamen (‘26) has been going to the park for Thanksgiving for the past two years in a row and plans on going this year as well.

“I prefer going to Disney compared to staying at home because at the parks I get to go to the parks and ride on golf carts with my family, we still do the traditional Thanksgiving too,” Denamen said.

Some families have other interesting traditions that they participate in during the Thanksgiving season. Daniel Torres (‘26), family has a cake fight for Thanksgiving.

“My mom enjoys baking and I remember her and my dad staying up for two days and baking over 400 cakes for the cake fight. My favorite memory from thanksgiving is when I took a cake and threw it at my sister while she was jumping on the trampoline though,” Torres said.

Not everyone’s Thanksgivings can be this eventful, some just opt for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with family around the dinner table. Da’vi Richardson (‘24) spends every Thanksgiving with her family in Florida. They spend time with each other by playing games like Spades, Poker and Sorry while waiting for the dinner to be served.

“We spend time with each other by playing games like Spades, Poker and Sorry while waiting for the dinner to get made. We have the traditional thanksgiving foods and then we also cookout to make more food, it’s just a really big feast,” said Richardson. As the Halloween decorations leave the shelves and Thanksgiving stuff takes its place families already start planning their Thanksgiving week out and prepare for their holiday traditions.

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