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Have you ever experienced The United States’ Holidays? As you know, there are many holidays in U.S. I experienced the Thanksgiving holiday above all. I will tell about a part of how they spend the holiday.
The Thanksgiving Day is on fourth Thursday in November. MSU has holidays the day before and after. Students who come from far can go back home temporarily. According to my host family, they always held a party with their families in this holiday. They prepared a lot of dishes; turkeys, stuffing, mash potato, pumpkin pie, gravy, cranberry sauce and so on, for party. It looked like a banquet, and they ate a lot. After eating they spent time talking, playing card games and so on. I thought it was happy to spend holidays with their family. But Thanks giving holidays were not all.
The day after Thanksgiving Day, a lot of people went shopping very early in the morning. The day was called Black Friday. Almost all shops lowered the price of their goods to boost sales, so people bought a lot of goods. It looked like rehearsal for Christmas. Of course, I also bought goods for my family.
Thus, they celebrated these holidays. That was one example. Maybe, you will be able to see more interesting celebration in Christmas holidays and New Year holidays. To experience a lot of holidays with many people will be good chance to study other cultures.