Strait On: The history of Thanksgiving here and around the world

Creative Commons/Martha_chapa95Thanksgiving Day parades have become tradition just like turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter Time changes. The where, what and why of holidays and the way we celebrate them also change. For instance, our Thanksgiving Day has basically been celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, come hell or high water. Now it is situated so the country can take an extra day off. The Friday after Thanksgiving used to be the day we recovered from eating too much. Today that Friday is called, “Black Friday,” and folks rush out to the stores for a heads-up on Christmas shopping. Black is hardly the color,

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