Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday that allows us to engage more with our families and loved ones, while enjoying delicious food. The recent pandemic has put a clamp on how much we are allowed to do, so today we’ll look at some Thanksgiving traditions around the country.
New York – Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade just might be the most iconic Thanksgiving event in the country. This is event is filled with giant balloons, marching bands, the current stars of Broadway, and of course Santa Claus. This year will be slightly different. Due to covid-19, they will have some social distancing, masks on, and New Yorkers will not be allowed to see them in person. Despite all this, it will continue to be a spectacle to behold.
Plymouth, Massachusetts – Plimoth Plantation
This is the site where the first Thanksgiving took place in 1621. It gifts you with a beautiful experience of what life was at that time with a model English Village you can tour. There is also a Wampanoag Homesite, where Native People will teach you about their history and traditions. You also have the opportunity to experience the Thanksgiving dinner that started it all.
Nationwide – Turkey Trot
The Turkey Trot is a marathon held throughout the country, beginning about a week before Thanksgiving. Many of the races are to feed the homeless and low-income families. It’s a great to stay active during the holiday and feel good about helping the less fortunate.
These are just some of the Thanksgiving traditions around the USA. Hopefully, your holiday plans and traditions weren’t changed too much due to covid.