Sunday, November 29, 2009
This year was my first opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving, a Northern American tradition. With some American expatriates we met on this fourth Thursday in November for a cozy celebration. We had a potluck dinner, with a few different surprises and some fruit pies as dessert. Amongst the traditional American foods for the occasion we had mashed potatoes with gravy. There were also various kinds of meats. We did not stay very long after dinner and the giving of thanks as we had to go back to work on Friday.Thanksgiving has its roots in the early days of the colonies in New England. It evolved to become a national holiday in America. Today, there are some traditions have evolved with this feast, like the pardon of a turkey by the President of the United States. There, the following day is also an important day for shopping, known as “Black Friday”, as many shops have special offer before the start of the Christmas shopping season.