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Thanksgiving Traditions

Maya McCall '20

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Quarter 2 mid-quarter grades have recently been locked in and distributed, which means the Thanksgiving Holiday has just passed. Since Thanksgiving is sandwiched in between Halloween and Christmas, its significance and traditions can easily be forgotten. For this reason, I wanted to investigate and see how the Episcopal community celebrates Turkey Day.

When I spoke to Ella George (‘20) she told me, “I go black Friday shopping every year at the St. Augustine outlet mall.” Black Friday is a public holiday in which many popular stores discount their items to customers. Stores like Madewell had 25% off and Bath and Body Works had select fragrances on sale for $5.50. Also, Apple was offering gift cards of different values when you purchase select electronics. These are just some examples of the discounts offered for Black Friday this year.

The McCall family each year attends dinner at Nana’s house, where she fully prepares almost everything from scratch. Rebecca Brown (‘20) shared that similarly she “goes to my grandma’s house, where everyone brings their own dish, in Daytona, Florida.” So, while some families do potluck-style meals, others rely on one brave family member to assemble their dinners.

No matter your tradition, reflecting on the things in life for which you are most thankful for and being with loved ones is what most people hold in high importance during the holiday season.

Image courtesy of MidtownGuy2012.

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Maya McCall '20, Staff Writer

Maya McCall is a junior and a first-year staffer for The Talon Times. Maya has always loved expressing herself through writing and has now been given the...

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