Thanksgiving is fast approaching.
Sammamish is a diverse community of people who come from many different backgrounds and cultures to settle on and around this geographical plateau. In this episode, the podcast team explores how five residents in Sammamish celebrate this quintessential American holiday, but with their own family and cultural twists. We spoke to our guests about their Thanksgiving memories and traditions, from massive family reunions to adding non-traditional foods to the Thanksgiving table. We asked how the meaning of Thanksgiving has changed for them, especially since COVID-19 has put a wrench in many families’ plans.
We hope everyone in Sammamish will have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and keep in mind to celebrate this holiday while being safe and responsible in limiting the spread of COVID-19.
Washington state implemented new COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings through Thanksgiving break. Please go here to find the latest rules.
Some traditions are worth keeping, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will commence without crowds. You can watch it on Thursday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on NBC.
Here is the Thanksgiving Day NFL football schedule.
For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is considered a “National Day of Mourning.” You can read more about why some in the indigenous community engage in protests on Thanksgiving Day.
The podcast team is taking a brief break, but will return with the next episode on December 14.