An African Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving Day. All around the world, Americans are gathering to celebrate this momentous holiday. Yes, I said all around the world. Even here, in the middle of Nowhere, Uganda, Americans are gathering.

What used to be an American holiday is now known across the globe. Although celebrated mostly by Americans, the holiday is recognized in nearly every calendar today. And so, even here in Uganda, we are wished a “Happy Independence Day” by cheerful Ugandans.

In New Hope, Uganda, it is traditional for the American staff to celebrate Thanksgiving in a number of ways. These traditions, while all fun and enjoyable, help keep most of us happy and remove that slight sting of homesickness that we all experience. Being removed from our homes brings a sting that never truly wears off. We can mask it under bravery, hide it under bravado, but deep down, we all miss our first home.

And so, with that said, there’s only one thing left to write: Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day and don’t die from too much turkey (kidding).

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