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Vegetarian or Vegan Thanksgiving

A beautifully roasted turkey. Sausage-laden stuffing. Maybe some bacon in that potato dish, too. Though traditionally a meat-feast of epic proportions, there are those who aren’t planning on having the “meat sweats” or enjoy chowing down on animals at all.…

Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving is like Thanksgiving except you all get to sit at the big kid table (or, maybe you have a kid’s table for a select few of your friends). It’s a celebration that is an additional gathering to traditional Thanksgiving…

Thanksgiving for One

When it comes to big holidays such as Thanksgiving, you might imagine a fully-loaded table full of food with plenty of friends and family gathered around. However, what if you’re on your own this Thanksgiving? Just because you’re on your…

How to Survive Black Friday Shopping

Black Friday--a day holding the promise of great savings on everything from electronics to handbags. If you have a penchant for saving money, Black Friday may be your favorite day of the year. Still, from waiting in long lines to…

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Do your kids complain about being bored while you are busy preparing Thanksgiving dinner? You're not alone! This year, instead of having the kids watch Thanksgiving specials on TV, put their creative minds to use and have them make the…

How to Save Money on Your Thanksgiving Meal

Ready to have all of your friends over for a Thanksgiving meal? Don’t let the upcoming holidays hamper your culinary dreams. You don’t need a lot of money to cook a memorable meal for Thanksgiving. Read these great money saving tips for…

Parade Central in New York City: the setting for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

[caption id="attachment_60717" align="alignleft" width="360"]Parade Central in New York City: the setting for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Parade Central in New York City: the setting for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade![/caption] According to travel service giant AAA, over 40 million people will take a weekend vacation this Thanksgiving. This year, you may want to hit up one of these towns where popular parades bring people together to celebrate all they are thankful for. According to the Travel Channel, these cities are where you’ll find the Top Five Thanksgiving Day parades. If you want to enjoy a little ticker tape before your turkey, these towns are your best bets!

thanksgivukkah

Happy Thanksgivukkah! How to Celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah on the Same DayIf you like your turkey with a side of latkes, you’re in for a very rare treat this year: The second night of Hanukkah is also Thanksgiving. Hanukkah begins on the exact same date every year in the Hebrew calendar, but because that’s different from the 365-day Gregorian calendar commonly used in the United States, the eight-day Festival of Lights starts at different times in November or December each year. This year, the two holidays overlap – an exceedingly rare occurrence. The last time this happened was in 1888, and by one estimate, it won’t happen again for another 77,798 years! Of course, this hasn’t gone unnoticed. There’s a full-blown “Thanksgivukkah” movement afoot – and we didn’t make that up; there’s even a Thanksgivukkah Facebook page. And while Thanksgiving and Hanukkah aren’t usually connected, they have more in common than you might think. Both relate to religious freedom: The Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving as they sought liberty in the New World, and Hanukkah marks the ancient Jews’ fight against their Greek oppressors. So, whether you’re celebrating both holidays anyway or you just want to mark this rare occasion on November 28, we have some ideas for how to combine these two holidays into a special once-in-a-lifetime day.

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choosing to spend Thanksgiving aloneWhen you think of Thanksgiving, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Cheesy thoughts of an overly happy family gathered around a perfectly golden turkey and heaping mounds of mashed potatoes is probably what you imagine.

But that’s not the case for everyone. Believe it or not, some people do choose to spend Thanksgiving without their friends and family.

But why?

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