Thanksgiving: Holiday … Just Thursday … or Day of Mourning?

Millions of people in the US will sit down with family and/or friends today to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Many, however, will not, perhaps by circumstance, perhaps by choice. It all depends on a person’s point of view.

Rocky: Listen, I don’t want no turkey anyway, ya know.
Adrian: But it was Thanksgiving.
Rocky: It was what?
Adrian: It was Thanksgiving.
Rocky: Yeah, to you, but to me, it’s Thursday, right?

from rocky (1976)

“Should We Celebrate Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims?”

by Nadra Kareem Nittle