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Thankful for Thanksgiving

November 24, 2022

It’s more than eating turkey, watching football, and taking naps! 

Thanksgiving is a national United States holiday that takes place every third Thursday of November, this year on November 24th.

The first Thanksgiving dates back to 1621, when the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag shared an autumn feast. Then, for more than two centuries, Thanksgiving was celebrated on different days by the US colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. 

According to the National Turkey Federation, 90% of American households eat turkey for Thanksgiving- whether it be roasted, baked, or deep-fried. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. 

Parades have also become a common aspect of the holiday. Presented by Macy’s department store since 1924, New York City’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the largest and most famous, attracting up to 3 million in-person spectators along its 2.5-mile route and drawing an enormous television viewing crowd. 

As in the name, Thanksgiving is dedicated to giving thanks. So, this year take an extra moment to figure out what you are most grateful for. 

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2020alex's lemonade standannapolisAnne Arundel Countyapartmentsapple pickingarmed forcesAttmans DeliauthorsBaltimorebarBARCSBaugher's FarmBBQbeerblack fridayBlush BoutiquebozzutobreakfastBreast Cancer AwarenessBreast Cancer Awareness MonthBREM FoundationCandycharityChef Chris AtwoodChocolatecoal fire pizzaCoalfirecocktailscommunityconcertCorn mazeCroftonCrooked CrabcultureDCdecorDeep Creek LakedeliveryDessertdiningdinnerDIYdonatedonutsescape roomeventsexercisefallFall FestFarmfarmer's marketfestivalfitnessfoodfood drivefootballFort MeadeFour Seasons Hotel BaltimoreFourth of JulyFreak Flag FlyFriendsgivingFrisco Tap House IIFuji Hibachi and Sushi BarGambrillsGiftsgingerbreadGiveawaysgiving backgoalsgreat frogs winerygymgymshalloweenhalloween eventsHarpers FerryHaunted Hay Ridehealthhealth and fitnesshealthyhealthy dininghealthy eatingHeyser Farmsholidayholidayshotelsice creaminternational picnic dayItalian foodjuicekayakingKnish ShopLabor Day WeekendLarriland Farmslocal businesseslocal eventslocal farmslocal restaurantslocal storesLohr's OrchardlunchM&M RestaurantMarchmarylandMaryland Food BankMaryland Zoomemorial daymindfulness and mimosasMonarchmonarch eventsMonarch Waugh ChapelmoviesNando's Peri PeriNational Fajita DayNational HarborNational Ice Cream DayNational Love Your Pet Daynational night outNational Red Wine Daynaturenew year's evenyeOctoberoktoberfestopen houseorganizationoutdoor activitiesoutdoorsparty hostingpastapersonal trainerspersonal trainingPetspicnic foodprospective residentspubpumpkinpumpkin patchesQuerétaroravensreadingredskinsresident appreciation dayresident eventsresolutionsresourcesRestaurantsretailRosh HashanahrutabagaShenandoah National Parkshop smallShoppingShoreline Seafoodsmall business saturdaysmoothiespring cleaningSt. Patricks DaystarbucksstudiossummerSunrise Farmtailgatetakeouttaste of monarchThai at Waugh ChapelThanksgivingThe Essen RoomThe Kosher Pastry OvenThe Parkway DelitipstravelTurkeyValentine's Dayviewsvirtualvirtual eventsvirtual workoutsvolunteerwalk in the parkWaugh Chapel Shopping CenterWaugh Chapel Towne CentreWeber's Peachberry FarmweekWegmanswellnesswine barswinterworkoutworld book dayyogaYom Kippur