There are a few turkey holidays as people love to eat perfectly cooked turkey on Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. However, one turkey holiday stands out from the rest, and that holiday is Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is the one time of the year when families can get together and proclaim their thankfulness for all of the many blessings in their lives. Generations gather together to celebrate and share a delicious, home-cooked meal that they crave all year long.
There are some classic Thanksgiving dishes that people wait all year to devour. Some of these dishes include stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, homemade macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Of course, the star of the Thanksgiving meal is a large, juicy turkey, which is usually carved tableside. Warm, flakey dinner rolls complete the meal. Popular desserts are pecan pie, pumpkin pie, and apple pie.
Many people even have family traditions they observe on this turkey holiday. One great tradition in many families is to go around that table and have everyone say what they are thankful for in their lives. Another family tradition is to take a family photo together each year on the holiday. Some families even choose to go away together to celebrate. Some families travel to Disney World, the beach, or even out of the country to celebrate.
Another important part of the Thanksgiving holiday is all of the great leftovers. The big meal is just as great the day after Thanksgiving as it is on the actual day. Many families have a tradition to get back together on the Friday after the holiday to finish off the leftovers. Most people get up on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and shop all day before heading home to the delicious meal of turkey leftovers. Once all of the leftovers are gone, families spend time together washing the dishes and cleaning the kitchen.
The worst part of the turkey holidays is saying goodbye each year. Some families do not get to see each other between the big turkey holidays, which means they can only get together on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Sometimes families live too far apart to be able to travel to see each other frequently. This makes the turkey holidays even more special because they may be the only times during the year that a family can spend time together. Turkey holidays are special to families.