Almost 40% of Americans find it hard not to celebrate Thanksgiving. Most almost all of 2020, most holiday celebration plans have been altered. The Coronavirus pandemic seems to be the reason for the same. Most Americans want to return to the new normal. Thus, Thanksgiving and Christmas seem to be the only way out. Though there have been recent spikes in these cases, that have prompted officials to take measures to curb too many activities. Government officials are also suggesting an extension of social distancing norms.
40% of Americans Plan To Celebrate In December
As per recent reports, 40% of Americans still plan to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas, even after repeated warnings. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a national survey about how Americans spend their holiday. However, as per news, Americans plan to take measures to curb the spread the virus. Most plan to put prevention plans in place, before the celebrations begin.
However, most Americans may not wear masks. Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser, who is the chief quality, and patient safety officer at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has urged everyone to look back and see what happened during the last phase of the pandemic. He has asked, if Americans want to be a part of the solution or a part of the problem.
CDC Against Celebrations
He said this amidst a recent discussion, where he sat six feet apart from others. He has further added, that Americans must think before starting any kind of celebrations. He has asked families with high-risk individuals to stay away from large social gatherings this December. The world is waiting for a vaccine and any leniency at this stage can lead to devastating results.
Officials from the website Dear Pandemic have reported that people who are planning to visit relatives, in Thanksgiving should start self-quarantine at least 14 days beforehand. CDC, the Center For Disease Control has said that this Thanks giving can become a major reason for another spike in the numbers. Moreover, the CDC has also advised against holiday travel. However, it seems that most Americans are not listening.
Thanksgiving is the most celebrated holiday in the US. Moreover, it is also the most eventful dinner of the year. For those who are traveling overseas for studies or otherwise will be having a foreign holiday. It is the celebration of Fall Harvest. It holds a deep sense of gratitude. The holiday celebration is said to have originated in 1621, in Massachusetts. There are various historical stories doing the rounds around the Thanksgiving festival.
All Americans plan to abide by the rituals of the parade, purchasing gifts, watching the turkey pardon, and cooking the best turkey of the season. It is a holiday, that revolves around eating. For non-vegetarians, the turkey is the primary meat had roasted, smoked, fried, or singed. Moreover, people use a lot of stuffing, cranberries, and mashed potatoes for dinner. It is a wholesome event. The original reason to celebrate is to give thanks to friends and family.
It is a 400 years old celebration. It is reminiscent of the harvest festival.