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10 fun things to do with family this Thanksgiving day

Thanksgiving is certainly one of America’s popular holidays. And why wouldn’t it be? Picture this: a day off from work devoted to eating special meals, meeting friends and family and showing appreciation – what isn’t there to love?

Each year, on the 4thThursday of November, Americans gather and consume an unbelievable 46 million turkeys. Turkey is usually used as a symbol of Thanksgiving; however, you might be surprised to learn that no turkey was consumed at the very first Thanksgiving Day, which took place in the autumn of 1621. 90 Wampanoag Indians and 50 Pilgrims gathered to feast for 3 days on fowl and deer as well as fruits and vegetables. There was no sign of the famous bird.

That said, over the years, turkeys have always been part of the celebration. Below is a list of Thanksgiving Day activity ideas that you and your family members can try.

1.Volunteer together

Volunteer together

Is there an elderly neighbor or homeless person who will be alone this Thanksgiving? Volunteer to bring them a meal or any kind of gift you may think of. If you are not aware of such people in your neighborhood, you can use Volunteer Match to find other Thanksgiving Day activities near you.

Thanksgiving is not only about expressing gratitude, but also a good starting point to help the community and make a difference in someone’s life.

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