Thanksgiving with Stripy

Thanksgiving is a day we give thanks for all the blessings in our lives. This annual holiday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November in the United States, and is loosely based on a 3-day harvest feast celebrated by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe of Native Americans in 1621. To learn more about this holiday, click here, or wait for Bronson's travel journal to arrive in your country; we've included two pages of information on this special day.

Stripy spent the official Thanksgiving holiday with Ms. Wilson at her family's home (we call it "The White House" because her family's last name is "White"). This celebration was for immediate family and special guests invited by the family. Stripy helped stuff the turkey with one large red onion, a Granny Smith apple, sage, thyme, rosemary, and garlic. It took about 4 hours to cook! The results were delicious.

While Ms. Wilson and her mom busied themselves in the kitchen, the rest of the family played a dice game called 10,000 (click here to learn how to play) and watched an American football game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions. The best part of the day was coming together with our favorite people, making new memories, and expressing thanks for blessings both large and small in each of our lives.

Stripy joined Ms. Wilson and her friends at a separate feast the following week, as well. This feast was less formal, with everyone bringing a dish to share. There were 9 adults and 12 children and we laughed a lot, played lots of games, and said a prayer for our loved ones, as well as for those who are currently struggling throughout the world.

Be sure to check out our Thanksgiving video, featuring Stripy!
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Our Thanksgiving Menu

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