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Thanksgiving Day

To meet Thanksgiving Day, a national holiday celebrated as a day of feasting and giving thanks for divine favors or goodness, on November 12, 2020 the guest was Ms. Nicolle Gallagher, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy, Podgorica.
She explained that the holiday moved away from its religious roots over time, allowing people of every background to participate in a common tradition. At the same time it commemorates the Pilgrims’ celebration of the good harvest of 1621, and is a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings enjoyed by these nations and their citizens.

The guest enriched the session with all the flavors and scents of this holiday as well as with historical background and its hundred-year long legacy. Different family rituals were mentioned, such as staying at home, but also going out to watch a football game, volunteering as a way of sharing Thanksgiving spirit.

Ms. Nicolle also talked to students about stuffed turkey, pumpkin and pecan pie, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes, the typical food for Thanksgiving.

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