ways to celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dates back to the 1620s in the US, before the land was even established as a country. Today, the holiday has become synonymous with big feasts and travelling; however, there are a number of creative ways to celebrate the holiday. From helping the community to eating a veggie meal, consider some of the many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving.


According to Relevant, one popular thing to do during the holiday includes serving others. Take some time to volunteer and give back to the community. You can deliver meals to the homeless, serve food at a pantry or soup kitchen, or spend time with a friend in need. Many families celebrate Thanksgiving by spreading their fortune.


Have vegetarian friends or family members? Try celebrating a veggie holiday. Many of the staples at the original Thanksgiving celebration were very different than turkey. This includes pumpkins, squash, cranberries, bitters, apples, maize, and grains. Other popular vegetarian-friendly dishes include sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, and macaroni and cheese. If you have pescatarians in the family, you can serve a truly historically accurate meal by including lobster and clams as well.


Finally, one great way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to rest. Don’t worry about slaving over dinner or creating a massive celebration—order out and spend time with your family instead. Many prefer to keep it simple during the holidays, something you might consider if you’re simply looking forward to the free time you’ll have over the holiday weekend.


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