Le 26/02/2021. If you work remotely – either because of the COVID-19 pandemic or because that is the nature of your...
This week, across the United States, families are traveling or preparing for the most American holiday of the year: Thanksgiving, which falls on the 4th Thursday of November each year. Many people are looking for their family’s favorite recipes, buying ingredients and beginning to cook the meal that represents the ideal Thanksgiving. That meal has small differences from region to region, but almost always includes a turkey and/or ham, some type of dressing and several side dishes. The most common side dishes include mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, etc. The meal itself is eaten around 2 o’clock – a late lunch/early supper.
The family gathers around the table. Each member says what they are thankful for that year, and then the food is passed around. After the meal, no one is hungry for dessert, so that is set aside for later. Often, after the main meal, people watch American football on television.
Two things happen on the day after Thanksgiving – Black Friday shopping (sales where one searches for the perfect deal!) and Christmas decorating. This year, since Thanksgiving is so late (November 28th), many people have already put up decorations and their Christmas tree.
across the United States = partout aux Etats-Unis
to fall on (a date) = tomber
recipes = des recettes
to buy = acheter
side dishes = des accompagnements
mashed potatoes = une purée de pommes de terre
itself = lui-même
to gather = se rassembler
no one is hungry = personne n’a faim
so late = si tardif