Have a Wonderful Holiday
Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season are right under our noses! A time for turkey, family, and fun, Thanksgiving is a long-standing tradition and dates back even as early as the United States itself.
We’ve all heard the stories about the pilgrims sharing food with Native Americans for the first Thanksgiving, and although usually simplified this version of the story is not far from the truth. Late November marked the end of the harvest season for both the natives and the pilgrims and, when the time came to celebrate, the two groups came together and shared their customs with each other to create one big harvest festival. We don’t know for sure whether the traditional foods like roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, or cranberry sauce were at their table, but we do know that the sentiment of sharing and kinship haven’t changed much.
Today, Thanksgiving is a precursor to other winter holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa and the traditions have been pretty set for the last hundred years or so: we meet at a relative’s house to enjoy festive food and the company of our family until we fall asleep from eating so much. As long as we don’t forget the second one we are in good standing.
ACA is celebrating Thanksgiving with our extended family on the Wednesday before the holiday from 11:00am until 12:00pm and, directly afterwards, the kids will be released with a half day to spend with their parents and any visitors. From all of us here at Austin Children’s Academy, Happy Thanksgiving!