Thanksgiving Traditions

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By: Katlin Haynes

Edited by: Aiesha Patel

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Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on different dates all over the world. Canada celebrates at a different time than America during Thanksgiving. American Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every year while in Canada they celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October. They eat turkey just like the normal American Thanksgiving tradition. In Korea, Thanksgiving is called Chuseok, the 5th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon. It’s similar to the Americans’ custom of coming together to celebrate with the family. In Germany, the tradition is called Erntedankfest, the first Sunday in October. The juicy and tender meat Truthahn (turkey) has become popular among Germans during Erntedankfest. One of their recipes is dumplings made from potatoes. Variations of the recipe are often handed down within the family, but it requires grating raw potatoes and squeezing out the liquid. A little bit of butter, salt, and cream of wheat are added to a boiling cup of milk and then mixed with the grated potatoes to form round dumplings.


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