A holiday celebrated in the United States is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time where Americans give thanks for everything that has been given to them. It originated from the American pilgrimage and continues still to this day. During Thanksgiving, families and friends gather in celebration to give thanks for one-another, the food they have, and the opportunities they have been given in their life, and their happiness.
Food is a big part of this celebration. The traditional foods for this holiday are turkey, mashed potatoes, yams with browned marshmallow, vegetables, and for desert, pumpkin pie. This is a delicious, home inspired meal that has been a tradition for many, many years in the states. There are restaurants in the states that primarily dedicate to selling Thanksgiving inspired meals year-round because they are so popular.
Through travel you can experience new foods and cultures, traditions and customs that are practiced in cities, states, and countries you visit. Traveling to new places also widens your knowledge for recipes and foods you may fall in love with. Through my own personal traveling experiences I can say that some of the best foods I have tried have been in countries I had never traveled to. Food is such a sensual aspect of life and can bring happiness from simply just trying it. Experiencing other cultures traditions through travel is another first-hand experience I have had. There is only so much you can learn about an ethnicity or group of people through books, movies, and media. The rest should be entirely through fully-submerging yourself into another culture and learning what people do, how they interact with each other, and other social aspects of themselves and their actions. From my own personal experience, I have never learned so much about a culture until I actually experienced it in real life. “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home (Dagobert D. Runes).”
This article was sent to us by Yvette Rangel