Baku, November 24, AZERTAC
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
The first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in autumn of 1621 in Plymouth when the Plymouth colonists had settled in America and a harvest festival lasted for three days.
Economic Section Chief at the US Embassy in Azerbaijan Andrew Lebkuecher and his spouse Public Affairs Officer Alys Spensley, their daughters and the son celebrated Thanksgiving Day joined by the Azerbaijani media representatives who had an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the traditions, customs, and rituals of this holiday.
Andrew Lebkuecher and Alys Spensley highlighted the history of the Thanksgiving Day saying that every American family celebrates this day with great joy and sense of gratitude to the Indians.
Alys Spensley explained the process of cooking one of the main dishes on the Thanksgiving Day, which is a roast turkey, adding that in order to make turkey extra juicy and flavorful it is stuffed with apple, pear, pumpkin and mashed potatoes.
After all the dishes were ready, the guests, together with the hosts, sat at festive table which was set beautifully and enjoyed the diversity of delicious food that is traditionally served by Americans on Thanksgiving day.
Alys Spensley said that Thanksgiving Day is one of the best holidays since it brings together all the family members comparing it with the festive Novruz Holiday celebrated in Azerbaijan. “In the US, every family has its own cultural heritage and by traveling to America, you will find out that there are different dishes on each family’s festive table. It is the diversity in America that makes Thanksgiving Day so beautiful," she added.
In the end, the media representatives thanked the hosts for their hospitality and wished their family an abundance of blessings.
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