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11/22/2012

Thanksgiving Day Tradition

Thanksgiving Day is a communal celebration marked as a sense of gratitude people feel for all the good things in life. This is done by offering prayers, gifting your near and dear ones. The fourth Thursday in the month of November is marked for the yearly celebration. The tradition of Thanksgiving continues till date in the form of
Family Reunion and FeastingFamily feast is an important tradition during Thanksgiving. The entire family sits at the table during dinner and offer prayer to the Lord Almighty for his continuous grace. It is also a time for relatives living in different places to come together and celebrate.
Tradition of TurkeyThe traditional stuffed turkey adorns every dinner table during the feast. Pumpkin pie, Cranberry sauce, Corns are some of the dishes cooked everywhere to mark the day. Though historians don't have an evidence to prove that turkey was eaten during the first Thanksgiving dinner, but the thanksgiving celebration will be incomplete without it.
ParadesThe traditional Thanksgiving parade probably started with President Lincoln proclaiming it an official day. The full- dress parade is a way to display the country's military strength and discipline. The main aim of such parades is to lift the spirits of the spectators, provide them with wholesome entertainment. In the present day, parades are accompanied with musical shows and celebrities.
Football GamesWatching NFL football during Thanksgiving is a popular tradition. The traditional game between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers continues. One of the most memorable games having been played on this day.
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Friends of Advising

On November 2-3 in Kyiv the coordinator of the Window on America Center Olesia Goncharuk took part in the training “Friends of Advising”, where was held U.S. Education Fair, discussed opportunities for studying in the US, student visas and many other interesting information for those who want to study in the U.S.
Ambassador of the United States of America John F. Tefft and Mrs. Mariella C. Tefft with Coordinators of the Window on America Centers at a reception in honor of the U.S. Education Fair