SHS student does Thanksgiving differently

Jordan Jones, Reporter

Traditions can be traced back hundreds of years to almost anywhere in the world. There are quite a few traditions that many Americans consider to be common. When thinking of Thanksgiving many think of turkey, which is a common tradition in American society. Having a turkey can be traced all the way back to when the pilgrims hosted the inaugural feast in 1621. Although Thanksgiving is thought of to have began with the inaugural feast, it can actually be traced back much further.

Although Americans have set traditions that will be added to throughout the future, at SHS students are adding to those traditions with some not common traditions of their own. SHS junior Mildred Delgado says that her and her family do not celebrate the holiday at all.

“I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving because it’s considered an American tradition,” Delgado said.

Delgado says that on the day of Thanksgiving she is pretty much doing what everyone else is doing, eating and spending time with her family, saying that they just don’t classify it as having a ‘Thanksgiving’ dinner. For dinner, Delgado says the menu changes each year with her mother’s taste and what she wants to cook for the family. Delgado says that she doesn’t really plan on celebrating the holiday.

“It’s an American tradition, it’s just not really in our culture to celebrate it.”