28.11.2013 - 28.11.2013 85 °F
Thanksgiving in not any other day, it's a great American holiday.
It's is the one major American holiday that is solely celebrated in the States . . .
Well, not exactly. Canadians celebrate it as well.
But's it's a holiday that hasn't been completely transformed by retail businesses . . .
Well, not completely I guess. Black Friday has crept into Thursday afternoon of Thanksgiving
Basically, Thanksgiving is still a great American holiday that revolves around the premise of giving thanks and spending time with family, important components of life.
This isn't the first time I have been outside the United States on Thanksgiving. When I volunteered in Perú, that marked my first time abroad. Our around the world trip in 2006, we spent Thanksgiving in Asia. Yet, melancholy set in the evening before Thanksgiving knowing that it would be the first time we ever had to work on Turkey Day.
All I thought about the entire day was sitting on the couch, watching NFL football, hanging out with family, eating turkey, and then falling asleep on the couch. Due to the fact that I was teaching at CIS, I couldn't do these things.
Fortunately, a colleague had the great idea of putting together a Thanksgiving dinner in our gym. After school, several of us met up on the soccer field and played some flag football. Just like back home, except it was warm. We followed the flag football loss with a turkey potluck dinner and a Dallas Cowboys victory. Just like home, except the turkey was in a basketball gym and the Cowboys won.