Thanksgiving is a time for everyone to be with family, be thankful and eat good food. However, it seems like this holiday is brushed aside to Christmas advertisements and early Christmas music. The Talon went to find out if CB students really do still celebrate this holiday. Julia Ha (’17) tells the Talon her Thanksgiving […]
Thanksgiving is a time for everyone to be with family, be thankful and eat good food. However, it seems like this holiday is brushed aside to Christmas advertisements and early Christmas music. The Talon went to find out if CB students really do still celebrate this holiday.
Julia Ha (’17) tells the Talon her Thanksgiving celebrations start right after Halloween.
“We start decorating early November,” she says. “I personally don’t decorate anything my family doesn’t do anything big. We mainly do that for Christmas.”
Tudhvir Sekhon (’17) explains that he waits until the day before to start celebrating.
“I think the week of Thanksgiving because people start talking about it and get excited for the extended break we have,” he says. “At home it usually starts the night before when we have to go get groceries just so we have everything under control the next day. Then the next day we start cooking early in the morning.”
“We don’t do much, but we invite people ahead of time to let them know what’s happening at our house or plan something out at someone else’s house,” he added.
Julia excitedly tells the Talon how each of her family members receives a job for the Thanksgiving dinner,
“My family plans things ahead for like dinner to plan who is going to work on like the turkey and the mashed potatoes and the pie. So we each have like a job that we put together,” she says. “We also try to do something family-like. We will watch a movie or play games as a family in the evening time.”
But Julia says her family may have a different approach to the holiday dinner that might not be at home this year.
“We don’t really have any traditions but I think this year we are going to switch it up and maybe go out to dinner. I’m pretty excited about it. It’s a nice day to get dressed up for Thanksgiving.”
Justin Dacanay (’17) explains the tradition that he has involving some of his family members and a classic fall sport.
“Me and my cousins always watch the football game,” the excited senior said.
These three students also gave their opinions on the early Christmas advertisements and decorating. A smiling, Justin exclaims his love of Christmas,
“I love it. Christmas is my favorite holiday. I still have my lights up from last Christmas.”
Julia pondered on her thoughts and told Talon that Christmas decorations too early is a little weird,
“I’m personally not the person to decorate right after Thanksgiving is over,” she says. “I give it some time but I don’t have anything against it. But it is weird seeing Christmas decorations at stores when it’s not even Halloween.”
Each of them have a love for Christmas, but some find that the early Christmas isn’t such a bad thing and enjoy it. Tudhvir provided the Talon with this wonderful statement of just how important food is on this holiday,
“I love Christmas so I really don’t mind, but you can’t skip over a holiday which is just about food because that is a blessing to us all.”
Lastly, all of these students give their personal feelings on what Thanksgiving is all about. Justin shared his feelings on the true meaning of Thanksgiving and turducken,
“Thanksgiving is all about one word — turducken. It’s a duck inside of a turkey inside of a chicken,” he said. “It’s also to give thanks for everything we have but a lot of people use it to feed themselves so it’s kind of like people treating themselves.”
Tudhvir is thankful for the importance of food and family that he is surrounded by,
“Food because over food you get your family together and maybe you get cousins you haven’t seen in awhile together and just very thankful for everything but I feel like that comes from all the food that is present,” he said.
Julia explained the true meaning of Thanksgiving and how everyone should reflect on what they are grateful for.
“I think it is nice to be together with your family and eat a nice meal. It also time to reflect on your life and what you’re thankful for because people forget that a lot. It’s that one day in the year where we just really reflect on our lives and what we are truly thankful for. It’s also a time to give back which is why we are doing the canned food drive right now.”
Thanksgiving has a different meaning for everyone and different ways of celebrating. However, Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy your family, friends and all the blessings you have.