Thanksgiving Plans for Some Still Up in the Air


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Many families’ traditional Thanksgiving plans were disrupted by the pandemic last year, but things may look more normal this year.

Ryan Duda, Reporter

Thanksgiving is coming soon, and we are able to leave our house this year. Last year was horrible — few people were able to see their family or celebrate Thanksgiving to its fullest. 

When you think of Thanksgiving, you think of friends, family, turkey and happiness. This year, it’s going to be even better. Thanksgiving was created by the pilgrim colonists with the Wampanoag tribe in 1621, according to Since they feasted, 400 years have passed and we still celebrate it.

Last year, people were discouraged from going anywhere, especially out of state or to another continent, because of the pandemic. It was horrible — no one enjoyed it and trips got cancelled.

“I wish my trip last year didn’t get cancelled,” Nonnewaug student Jack Thompson said. “It sucked. I was excited for it, but then we couldn’t go.”

It’s been a year since people got together with our full families to celebrate. Some students don’t know how their traditional celebrations will change after last year’s experience.

“I usually go to my grandparents, but last year that changed, so I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Nonnewaug student Ryan Smith said.