I love everything about Thanksgiving - that we spend the weekend with our family, that's it's only one day, that's it's only one meal... Another thing I love about Thanksgiving, which, I love about all of our holidays, is how we cement and create family memories. We bring out favorite recipes and various relatives' china. As we sit down to our meal, we reminisce about Grandma's turkey recipe, or Bubbie's china. We feel our relatives are with us in the room as we enjoy our Thanksgiving.
In school, we have been learning about basic needs (food/water, shelter, and clothing). We have also been studying culture, which we defined as the things a group of people do/make after they've satisfied their basic needs. We are studying Native American tribes and understanding how adding beads to a deerskin dress or painting a pot with beautiful designs can define the culture of a specific tribe. So too, the customs and traditions of our holidays define the culture of our individual families.
What are your favorite family customs? What holiday traditions do you look forward to?
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