Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.
It can be traced to the Pilgrims who emigrated because of religious persecution from England in the 1620s and 1630s. They brought their previous tradition of Days of Thanksgiving with them to New England. There, they celebrated this feast with Native Americans who had helped them get through the previous winter by giving them food in a time of scarcity.
Since our current topic in English (E-Phase) is about the USA as a nation of immigrants, we took the chance to combine our theoretical knowledge about the issue with some practical pleasure and initiated a little Thanksgiving feast ourselves. Thanksgiving is usually celebrated with a family meal but in the 2010s, a new tradition has emerged to also celebrate Thanksgiving with a meal with friends – a so called Friendsgiving. We took it to the next level and invented a Studentsgiving 😉 Thanks to everyone involved and for sharing such delicious food!
Carmen Schreier (Kursleiterin)