Thanksgiving 2020: A Year Like No Other

Margaret Holmes

Despite the worldwide pandemic, this is one Thanksgiving when we might be the most thankful. Most of us are thankful for our health, for our family, and our strength getting through the past year. Thanksgiving is a great time to look back and reflect on what 2020 has been like. For many students, Thanksgiving 2020 will be like no other year. 

“I won’t see my grandparents this year for the first year in a long time,” said sophomore Anna Kurth about Thanksgiving changes due to Covid-19. Aside from this, Kurth will also forgo Black Friday shopping. She will still have fun with her favorite part of the holiday: eating food– specifically, mashed potatoes. 

Junior Carmen Sloan will also have a different year. “It will just be my dad and I this Thanksgiving, the rest of my family will be visiting my older brother in Madison.” Sloan’s favorite Thanksgiving food is stuffing and she is looking forward to the days off from school and relaxing. She does not have Black Friday plans either. 

It seems that the Thanksgiving of many people is going to follow the theme of the rest of 2020 and be spent mostly with immediate family. This is a great time to relax and spend time with loved ones.