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Top 5 All-American Traditions
Every culture and country has its own traditions. What about the United States? Let's take a look at the top 5 American traditions.
1. Tailgating Parties
Americans are known for loving sports. Football is a favorite pastime during the fall months for nearly every American. Tailgating is when you park your truck or camper outside the football stadium and grill hamburgers, steaks and hotdogs before going to the game. It's a popular tradition that excites Americans every fall as they dress up in their favorite team's jersey's and prepare for the game from the back of their truck.
Thanksgiving is an American tradition that dates back to the very first colonial days. In the 1600s, the life was harsh for the first settlers. They weren't used to the weather, the geography or the lack of food. With the help of Native Americans, they had a good harvest and plenty of food to eat toward the end of the first year. The harvest meal thanked God for providing them with food. Americans refer to this as the first Thanksgiving.
Every November, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with their families by closing most businesses and eating turkey, ham, vegetables, pies and more. It's a reminder of how the early settlers survived living in the New World, and it’s the time to give thanks.
3. Black Friday
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, and marks the beginning of the Christmas holiday shopping season. Americans go crazy over Black Friday sales and bargains as they line up outside their favorite shops to buy their first Christmas gifts for the season. People get some great deals and the economy gets a boost from the huge surge in sales.
4. New Year's Day Meal
Americans have a small tendency to be a little superstitious. Around the country, many Americans will eat the same meal on the first day of the new year for good luck and prosperity. In the American South, the good luck meal is usually hog jowl, turnip greens, and black-eyed peas. It's a tradition that's been going on for many, many years. You don't miss that meal on New Year's Day.
5. Memorial Day
It's an American tradition to celebrate the memory of fallen soldiers and military service men that have passed on. This traditional holiday is always honored on the last Monday in May. Americans usually attend festivals, honorary military programs or participate in water sports and grilling hamburgers on this day. Every American honors the meaning of the day in different ways.
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