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Nosotros queríamos conocer de primera mano cómo se vive el Día de Acción de Gracias, así que hemos preguntado a nuestros profes. No queríamos modificar nada para conservar la esencia de su testimonio, y helo aquí:
Alex nos cuenta que en su casa el día va de la siguiente manera:
“On Thanksgiving Day, we have a lot of traditions. Normally, family from all over the state and country come to my Grandmother’s home. Everyone brings a plate of food to share. My Aunt Becky makes the oyster stuffing, my mom makes the broccoli salad and cheese ball, my Aunt Terry makes the sweet potatoes and my Grandpa makes his famous macaroni and cheese. In the morning, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is playing on the television, and all of the children love to watch all of the different floats and huge balloons. When they finish watching the parade, they all go outside and play. The adults are inside cooking, chatting and listening to Christmas music. It’s magic. I really love Thanksgiving because it´s a time that all of my family is together. Before we eat, we have the tradition to go around the table and each person says what they are thankful for. It is really beautiful seeing what the children are thankful for compared to what the adults are thankful for. We eat until we are about to explode, and that´s not including the dessert!”
“Thanksgiving in my house was a really lovely holiday. We would shop for food and buy special things, like cheeses and sparkling apple cider the week before. Then we would settle in for the four day weekend. Turkey takes hours to cook, my mother would get up early and put the turkey in before anyone else had woken up, so the whole house would smell delicious all day. We would snack on horderves while we made pies and the side dishes for the turkey. We lived in the country and had a big fire place so the house would be warm and cozy. Thanksgiving is a holiday about appreciating and enjoying your family. It’s also a day to look around and be thankful for the things you have. Saying what you’re thankful for is a traditional “prayer” when you sit down to eat. And of course it’s about eating a very delicious big meal! I try and bring Thanksgiving with me and celebrate regardless of what country I’m in.”