Thanksgiving: A time for feasting

Kellie Halvey, Staff Reporter

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Thanksgiving is arguable the most looked over holiday of the year, mostly because it is so close to Christmas. Now, I am someone who gets very into the Christmas spirit and I can not wait for it to come  every year because it is by far my favorite holiday.

However, I respect that Thanksgiving comes first and should be anticipated just as much as other holidays as there are many reasons it is an amazing holiday. For instance, it warrants a five day weekend from school and some workplaces, it is a time for families to get together and embrace the love they have for eachother, it designates a time for reflection on the people and things around you to give thanks for, and of course, it is a time for lots of delicious food.

When getting together with my family on Thanksgiving day after going a long while without seeing them, I can say that I really am grateful for them and I realize how much I love and appreciate every single one of them. That is the point of Thanksgiving after all, to realize and appreciate what you are grateful for.

Another great part about Thanksgiving, that is impossible to overlook, is the feast that comes along with it. Eating so much delicious food that had so much time and effort put into it, while laughing and listening to stories around the dinner table, brings so much joy into the day.

Any holiday that provides the things above, is a holiday worth giving time and appreciating. Thanksgiving is not a holiday to be skipped over or ignored until Christmas comes, as it is its own holiday that deserves to be celebrated.

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Thanksgiving: A time for feasting