Thanksgiving traditions are an important part of the beloved holiday

Becky Kennedy
Comment Contributor

It’s almost that time of year again: Thanksgiving. The big day is on Nov. 26. A time for family, friends, food, and football. It has been celebrated as a national holiday for more than 150 years. At first, President Abraham Lincoln declared the holiday to be celebrated at every last Thursday of November, but President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed it to every fourth Thursday of November in 1941, as we know it now.

A lot of people celebrate Thanksgiving in different ways. Some have family over, some play football, and no two traditions are the same. Here are some of the traditions loved by Bridgewater State University (BSU) students.

Shaun Coughlan, Junior 

Major: Special Ed and English

  • “Going to my aunt’s house and eating sweet potato casserole.”

Christina Codero, Junior 

Major: Marketing

  • “We pick names out of a hat, kind of like a secret Santa before Christmas.”

Colin McGreevy, Senior 

Major: History

  • “Seeing people I don’t get to see often, and food.”

Brandon Teixeira, Sophomore

Major: Art

  • “Stuffing…having family over.”

Kelsey Lynch, Senior 

Major: Graphic Design

  • “Getting together, eating early at 2 p.m…cooking together.”

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