Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving is a time of shared traditions and surrounding yourself with the people you love. Every family has their own unique way of celebrating the holiday. Often times, celebrations include an abundance of food, but everybody has different traditions. This can be observed through the Clements student body. The diverse atmosphere includes people from different cultures from all across the world, many with different ways of celebrating Thanksgiving.

Often times, the first thing that pops into someone’s head when thinking of Thanksgiving is the food.

“When my family celebrates Thanksgiving, you can find the basics: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and my favorite, pumpkin pie,” sophomore Emily Poche said. “But something that is uncommonly prepared on Thanksgiving in other households that we always eat during the holiday is sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top.”

Most holidays, you will find people gathering with their families. Thanksgiving is a prime example of this.

“When celebrating the holiday, we usually go to my grandparent’s house or my aunt’s,” sophomore Lauren Pennell said. “Usually my whole family participates in the dinner.”

Many families enjoy watching or playing football on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is often associated with playing or watching football.

“My family doesn’t usually play football, but we all watch football.” Pennell said.

This year, Thanksgiving falls on the 28th of November and is expected to be around 68 degrees, partly cloudy with showers expected later at night. Students in the Fort Bend district will receive a week off of school for Thanksgiving Break, and they could not be more ready. As the break approaches, it is important to know that although Thanksgiving is represented by the abundance of food, it is really so much more.

Poche said, “It’s about sharing time with family and friends.”