Today you might be excited to meet family and friends. Cooking the turkey for the Thanksgiving dinner might thrill you. However, in this month of festivities, there are occasions other than Thanksgiving when families gather. On November 26, you might sit down to discuss health histories. In addition to that, you might even celebrate a unique kind of Thanksgiving. Today, celebrate two delightful days; National Family Health History Day and Turkey Free Thanksgiving.
National Family Health History Day
Family member’s health is always a priority. On November 26, you can also discuss the health of your family and your forefathers, as well. This will be a great bonding moment for the family and you will also understand the health history.
The National Family Health History day has an intriguing past. The colonoscope was discovered in the 1960s. This device was a pathbreaking discovery in the field of cancer. Further on, there were massive improvements in the field of cancer surgeries. Finally, Thanksgiving calls for family discussions. These usually include the health statuses of family members, over dinner. People discuss their family health history. This in turn creates awareness among all the relatives about the illnesses in the family.
How to celebrate?
Turn today into a fun activity. All members can a build family tree and understand their past. Children can draw genealogy trees with colored pens and paper. This will be a family bonding activity. Ask the adults to write down their health history and maintain a book. Celebrate November 26 as a tradition. It will not only be a bonding exercise but will also increase consciousness among families.
Turkey Free Thanksgiving
When one thinks of Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to mind is turkey. Although this year, you can celebrate this unique day with your relatives and friends. This unorthodox tradition is an exceptional way to celebrate Thanksgiving. You can try celebrating the festival in the modern way, well without the turkey.
It is a commonly known fact that turkey was not the main meal on the first Thanksgiving dinner. The commonly eaten food, back in those days were deer and geese, pigeons, and even swans. Turkey was introduced into the American culture in the 19th century. This ritual was initiated to honor the New England harvests. People celebrate this day due to the modern
movements. Most importantly, people are turning into vegetarians. Above all, the public at large believes in a cruelty-free world. These movements are vital reasons for the initiation of this day.
How to Celebrate?
This year, you can switch up the old traditions of Thanksgiving. You can go wild and cook a duck. Or you can stick to the good old chicken. You can even settle for a seafood platter. Preparing this year’s meal will be an added bonus to your cooking skill set. You can even plan a vegan-themed Thanksgiving. That would not be that unorthodox, would it?
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Source: National day today