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How Do People Celebrate Thanksgiving? [编辑] [删除]
2019-05-20 17:05:34 | 分类: 英美文化


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Q: How Do People Celebrate Thanksgiving?

问:感恩节应该怎么过?



Thanksgiving is historically the busiest travel holiday of the year. Each year, Americans travel to visit family members in cars, trains and by plane. 

感恩节在史上一直是一年中最繁忙的出行假日,每年美国人都开车、坐火车或飞机探亲。

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Thanksgiving does not center around religious traditions, and instead emphasizes family and harvests. 

感恩节不是围绕着宗教传统活动,而是强调家庭和丰收。



The Thanksgiving holiday revolves around food, which often includes a variety of traditional items. Dinner typically includes a turkey, along with mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy. Sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and cornbread often accompany the meal. Desserts, primarily apple, pumpkin, pecan and sweet potato pies, follow decadent dinners. 

感恩节食物也很重要,通常有多种传统食物。典型的感恩节晚餐上有火鸡,搭配土豆泥、填充料和肉汁。晚餐上通常还有甜薯、蔓越莓酱汁和玉米面包。吃得一片狼藉之后,通常要来点甜点(主要是苹果)、南瓜、碧根果和甜薯派。


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Families abstaining from meat and vegetarians substitute traditional meats with items, such as tofu, salads and other fruits and vegetables.

不吃肉的家庭和素食者通常用别的东西来替代传统肉类,比如豆腐、沙拉和其他水果蔬菜。


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While families dine privately, Thanksgiving contains public ceremonies and traditions, too. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, for instance, takes place in New York City every year. 

虽然聚餐都是以家庭为单位,但感恩节也会有一些公众的庆祝活动和传统,比如纽约每年都会有梅西百货感恩节游行。

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Additionally, the U.S. President participates in a turkey pardon, which involves receiving a live turkey and allowing it to go free.

此外,美国总统也会参加火鸡赦免仪式,活动中会选出一只活火鸡,然后放生。


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