Thanksgiving Day-National Day of Mourning
Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have.
Thanksgiving also features the vibrant heritage of Asian American communities who will mix cumin, coriander, cardamom, ginger, garlic and other spices as part of the American story. That our American traditions can grow yet endure is what makes these traditions so great.
The National Day of Mourning is an annual protest organized since 1970 by Native Americans of New England on the fourth Thursday of November, the same day as Thanksgiving in the United States. It coincides with an unrelated similar protest, Unthanksgiving Day, held on the West Coast.