For Thanksgiving at Murray State, many international students came to a special Thanksgiving dinner. They ate turkey, potatoes and pie, had a talent show, and learned about this important American holiday. Thanksgiving is an American holiday that is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November. In the first Thanksgiving in 1621, Pilgrims and Native Americans came together for a huge feast. Now, many American families celebrate the holiday by eating several traditional foods with family and talking about everything they are thankful for. After this, some of our international students went to the homes of people in the Murray State community for Thanksgiving, and stayed up late for Black Friday shopping. On the Friday after Thanksgiving, many shops have special sales, so often families will finish their Thanksgiving meals then travel to stores early the next morning to buy holiday presents.
This was a great way for international students at Murray State University to learn about this fun holiday.