All tagged Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is an interesting holiday. While the story that is taught in school is the one of starving Pilgrims and Native Americans sitting down together for a meal, the holiday wasn't established as a national holiday that day. Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.

Thanksgiving in a Foreign Land

This is the second year in a row that the Clausings will celebrate Thanksgiving in a country that is not the US. (Side note: this is the first Thanksgiving that Taryn will celebrate as a citizen of the US.) We have done it before, so it isn't a new experience. I remember every year in Colombia gathering with the MTW team, having a great meal, and sharing Thanksgiving traditions. In fact, over the last ten years Taryn and I have celebrated Thanksgiving more outside the US than in the US.