Everything You Need to Know About Thanksgiving This Year
'Tis the season for Thanksgiving planning, and so many of us are starting to gather around our hearths to figure out how to carve a turkey and the best ways to share our Thanksgiving wishes. Last year around this time, the world looked a little different. We were mostly looking for ways to celebrate Thanksgiving virtually during the pandemic. But thankfully, Thanksgiving 2021 is shaping up to look more how we remember it.
As we prepare to feast, host Friendsgiving, and brainstorm conversation starters for the dinner table, people all around the country have been googling numerous Thanksgiving-related questions, including "When is Thanksgiving?" and "Why did the pilgrims celebrate the first Thanksgiving?"—which just goes to show that you can celebrate Thanksgiving and share Thanksgiving quotes for your whole life and still not know much about the holiday.
Listen—you're busy right now. You've got enough on your plate tackling all the best Thanksgiving episodes of your favorite shows, planning Thanksgiving table decor, and trying to remember how to properly set the table. Let this be a source of Thanksgiving relief for you.
Here you'll find the answers to the most common Thanksgiving questions people ask around this time of year. We've covered everything including the history behind the holiday, why some Americans celebrate National Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving, and, of course, specifics about the meal's star player: the turkey. Read on, and then prep for Thanksgiving Day 2021 knowing you're well prepared.
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