How Was Thanksgiving Celebrated During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

December 15, 2020

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With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting large parts of the US, Thanksgiving has become a holiday now void of one of its key features: large family gatherings. When you’d once host or go to large parties with your family and friends, now you’re left with only the people in your house. This may not affect some, as they may have a house in which many family members live. However, for some, it may have been boring, with only a tiny amount of family or friends to eat with. And for others, Thanksgiving may not have been celebrated at all.

Upon speaking with students of the Pottsgrove School District, Dayaa Dopwell, a high school student, said, “This Thanksgiving was weird. I usually spend it with my aunts, uncles, and whole family but this year it was just my mom and siblings, it just felt sort of empty like I was just eating a regular dinner.” Knowing that Thanksgiving was difficult to celebrate to the fullest for many Americans, it may be interesting to see how other holidays, such as Hanukkah and Christmas, will be celebrated in this current pandemic.

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