Many people have traditions for Thanksgiving. Some people eat dinner with family. Some people watch football, and some people play football with their family. There are those who go to soup kitchens to volunteer. Some people don’t even celebrate Thanksgiving.
For a lot of people there are traditions that most share with everyone. According to About.com there are top 5 traditions shared by most Americans. The first is eating turkey, 95 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving. The second is watching football. The third is watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. The Forth is breaking the wishbone to see who gets to make a wish and the fifth is going around the table to give thanks.
“I drink a lot, watch football and sleep on Thanksgiving,” Eric Wiezorek said.
Many younger people like to get drunk on these holidays while their families make the dinner. With the booze, the turkey and the rest of the food, it’s only expected that there will be a lot of sleeping.
“I don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving,” Belma Mrkomja said. “If I do I spend it with my best friend’s family because my family is from Bosnia. We don’t even celebrate Christmas because my dad is Muslim.”
“Over the past few decades immigrant Muslim Americans have evolved their own unique Thanksgiving culture, replete with tandoori turkey, pumpkin pie, baklava, friends, open houses and Thanksgiving-hopping,” according to khanserai.com.
“My family and I are going to Las Vegas,” Andrew Conway said. “We are going to have a sitter for the kids and the adults are going to go gamble and get drunk.”
“It’s not set in stone, but my family is most likely going to be helping out Rescue Mission at the Energy Solutions Arena this year,” Lindsay Fellmeth said. “My 7-year-old daughter Alexa is in the “give me, give me, give me” stage this year and we want to show her that she is lucky to have what she has.”
Some people go and help those in need every year. They say that this is the time for giving, not receiving.
The Utah Food Bank has been helping people since 1994. Last year they helped distribute 22.5 million pounds of food to homeless or low-income families.
If you would like to volunteer to help others on Thanksgiving, donate food to the Utah Food Bank, go to the Energy Solutions Arena and help the Rescue Mission or even donate clothes and blankets.