OHS Thanksgiving Traditions

Overall, Oakwood's favorite Thanksgiving tradition was cooking and eating Thanksgiving dinner.

Overall, Oakwood’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition was cooking and eating Thanksgiving dinner.

From the smell of simmering marshmallows on the mashed potatoes in the oven to the excitement of seeing family members, Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with serenity and happiness. But, what are the traditions that Oakwood students love the most? When asked in a survey of over sixty students, 5% consider traveling as their favorite tradition, 20% enjoy watching TV, such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and football games, 33% enjoy cooking and eating Thanksgiving dinner, 18% enjoy Black Friday shopping and 25% enjoy being with family the most over the holiday. Have a safe and happy turkey day OHS!

Did you know?

The largest pumpkin pie ever made weighed 2,020 pounds.

A ripe cranberry will bounce.

All turkeys and chicken have wishbones.

Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of Thanksgiving in 1863.

The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in 1924.

“Thanksgiving Traditions.” National Geographic. N.p.,n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.

By Caroline Rubino

rubino.caroline@oakwoodschools.org

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