Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thanksgiving in the Czech Republic
They put on the skit and included a Native American dance and a traditional Pilgrim dance. Some students actually brought in food and we had a wonderful Thanksgiving lunch. Because of me, they were learning about the Pilgrims and it was an absolute honor to witness their hard work. I was touched that they went to all this trouble to learn a little bit about my American traditions.
The students even made toys that the Native Americans used during that time and played a game that the Pilgrims use to play. I learned a lot from these students about my own culture and I can't wait to show my students back home.
I was able to Skype with my actual family back home and say hi to relatives that I have not seen for awhile which was very nice. After skyping, we all sat down for our dinner. Just like in American, there was a lot of conversation, laughter, and learning about new traditions. I absolutely love my Czech friends and the effort they went to so that I could still have Thanksgiving, even though I was in the Czech Republic. Truly you can celebrate Thanksgiving anywhere, as long as you have something to be thankful for and I absolutely do.
My Thanksgiving meal