And…November is here! It’s a very important month for me because it reminds me of a huge change in my life, when I came to the U.S. It’s also an important month for almost all Americans for celebrating Thanksgiving.I say “almost all Americans” because some of them do not celebrate this holiday.
Thanksgiving is a national holiday and it has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, with a proclamation by George Washington after a request by Congress.Some Native Americans celebrate it and some don’t. The ones that do not celebrate it have a strong reason for not doing it. For them, it’s not just about giving and being friendly but because they are survivors who managed to survive mass murder, forced relocation, theft of land and other injustices.
In my opinion we should respect everyone, the ones that celebrate Thanksgiving and the ones who don’t, we all have different points of view but it doesn’t mean that some are right and some aren’t. If we do celebrate it, let’s do it by being thankful for all that God has given us and done in our lives, even though we don’t deserve it. Let’s celebrate life, our loved ones and let’s help the ones in need.