Giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day is a tradition that has occurred since 1621. Many students learn that Thanksgiving is a tradition that started with the arrival of the pilgrims, members of the Puritan Sect, who sailed to America on the Mayflower.
According to www.wilstar.com/holidays/thankstr.htm, Thanksgiving History and Customs, “The pilgrims who sailed to this country aboard the Mayflower were originally members of the English Separatist Church (a Puritan Sect). They had earlier fled their home in England and sailed to Holland to escape religious persecution.”
The history of the story about Thanksgiving is still practiced today. Families gather to eat their favorite holiday meal, watch football games on TV, and enjoy one another on this great day.
Chris Johnson, a student at Pensacola State College said, “I will be going to my grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving. I enjoy watching the football games with my cousins and to be in the company of everyone, I love the holidays.”
PSC will be closed Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will resume Monday.
Many students will be traveling to visit family members, or preparing for the arrival of family members who will be coming home for the holidays. However, different views and opinions result in some people who do not wish to celebrate the holiday.
“We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving,” said Muhammad Jabar, a business administrative student at PSC. His religious views conflict with the holiday.
Although some don’t celebrate it, many people look forward to the turkey, ham, dressing, pumpkin pies, and all the trimmings that represent a perfect Thanksgiving feast.
Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks, feasting and visiting with families.
PSC student Kayla Nesbitt said, “Ha-ha, I’m going to go from home-to-home taste testing turkeys, macaroni and cheese, and eggnog.”