Posted by on November 25, 2021 10:01 pm
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Thanksgiving Traditions Return to US: Football, Family, and Parades

Americans flocked to parades, packed football stadiums, and gathered more freely for family feasts on Thursday, grateful to celebrate Thanksgiving Day traditions again after the pandemic kept many at home last year. The holiday dates to the early 17th century, when Pilgrims from Europe and Native Americans gathered to share the autumn bounty—a celebration of goodwill between the locals who had helped the newcomers survive a harsh winter in an unfamiliar land. Nowadays, the approach of the long holiday weekend typically ignites a frenzy of travel as scattered families come together for holiday meals. With COVID-19 deaths and infections soaring last year, many people shared turkey dinners over Zoom. With the rollback of lockdowns, an estimated 53.4 million people were expected to travel for Thanksgiving, up 13 percent from 2020, according to the American Automobile Association. Air traffic rebounded strongly, with U.S. officers screening 2.31 million people at travel checkpoints …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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