Thanksgiving Meals


Mehak Mehmi, Reporter

Thanksgiving Foods

What are the most famous types of Thanksgiving foods? Some of them are turkey, mashed potatoes, or pie. During Thanksgiving, it is important to be with family for many reasons. But it is also important to tell somebody/everybody what you’re thankful for and why you’re thankful.

Why Is Thanksgiving Important

Everyone thinks Thanksgiving week is a time when everything gets on sale on Black Friday and you can buy anything you wanted to buy the whole year on sale. But no, the main reason for Thanksgiving is to get together with your family. Thanksgiving says its meaning in its name. Thanking everyone for giving you respect, good luck, and more.

Why should you be with your family and Friends during Thanksgiving

It is important to be with family during Thanksgiving because of many reasons. The first reason is that Thanksgiving is like you’re having a family reunion, except that you get to chat, play games, meet new family members, and share your thanks. The second reason is that Thanksgiving should be, for everyone, one of the holidays that your whole family can have a get-together. You get to chat with someone you didn’t even know was part of your family.

Why do we have Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a historical holiday and was started when the pilgrims came to the New World (North America), and set up a feast to share with the Native Americans a peace treaty. Thanksgiving actually started after this, in 1864, during the civil war, when President Abraham Lincoln claimed that Thanksgiving will be celebrated on the last Thursday of November.

Why You Should be Thankful

During Thanksgiving, you should be thankful because you get to be with the family that gave you life. The first thing you should be thankful for is that you have a family that cares about you. They care about you more than anything in the world and would never give you up. The second thing you should be thankful for is that you can reconnect with long-lost family members. This is important because you need to know who your family is. The third thing you should be thankful for is what you have and how lucky you are to have them.

Here are some student interviews we did to ask them about Thanksgiving food:

  1.  Katherine Flannagan (6): I think pie is my favorite Thanksgiving food because it comes in various flavors. Eating Turkey is a tradition in my family. 
  2. Casper Legault (7): My favorite Thanksgiving food is mashed potatoes since my grandma makes it. Eating garlic bread is a tradition in my family. 
  3. Sirli Garcia (7): Turkey is a tradition in my family. I like Thanksgiving because this is the one time of year that my family gets to get together and have a good time. Turkey is a huge tradition in my family. My mom’s pasta tastes the best.
  4. Vasantha Eedara (7): I like Thanksgiving because I get holidays, food, and have a good time with my family. My favorite Thanksgiving food is mashed potatoes. We also have a variety of salads in my house. My mom usually cooks everything. 

Here is a gallery about Thanksgiving Food