Thursday 26/11/2020 at 3pm - Thanksgiving - Virtual event at American Corner
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Mon Nov 23 10:23:58 CET 2020
The Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste, Piazza
Sant'Antonio Nuovo, 6 - Trieste, have always celebrated *Thanksgiving*.
This year will be different in the US as well as in Italy. Thanksgiving
is a national holiday, held on the 4th Thursday of November.
Traditionally for Thanksgiving everyone tries to make it home to spend a
few days with family. *In 2019, over 55 million Americans traveled over
this weekend. *No gifts are exchanged, but instead you spend time with
your family and the main event is the traditional Thanksgiving meal -
Roast Turkey and Dressing, Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin Pie. In addition on
TV there are the Football games and parades - Macy's Day Parade in New
York and the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena.
This year because of COVID-19, travel and family reunions are not
recommended, the parades have gone virtual and most football games are
played without a live public in the stadiums.
In any case, the Thanksgiving meal is a must. Even if children and
grandchildren can't come, families will celebrate at their own homes
with the traditional menu, and perhaps with a virtual connection and
with a smaller turkey! Eating leftover turkey for a month is not feasible!
The Associazione Italo Americana FVG has been celebrating Thanksgiving
"in house" with 100 people, a buffet with 3 giant turkeys, side dishes
and desserts cooked by our members and live music. From 1961, the year
of foundation of the association, until 2012 we celebrated in a
restaurant. In 2020, unfortunately, it is not possible to be together.
Americans in Italy in any event will remember the holiday and prepare
the traditional meal at home (maybe with a chicken instead of a turkey)
and perhaps with a video call to friends and relatives near and far. In
recent years, many Italians have begun to celebrate Thanksgiving.
*The American Corner Trieste proposes 2 Virtual Events for Thanksgiving:*
*24/11/2020, 11 - ** Webchat - **Thanksgiving Proclamation, Lincoln*
American Corner Trieste
<https://www.facebook.com/AmericanCornerTrieste/>. A discussion about
the history of Thanksgiving and Abraham Lincoln's announcement in 1863,
proclaiming it an official national holiday.
*26/11/2020, ore 15 - **Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with Chef Marc
Murphy of the Food Networkon the Facebook Page - of the US
<https://www.facebook.com/AmbasciataUSA>Embassy to Italy
0 American diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Rome and the U.S.
Consulates in Milan, Florence and Naples prepare their favorite
traditional Thanksgiving Day dishes, showcasing America’s rich cultural
and culinary diversity. Marc Murphy, celebrity chef from the Food
Network, will engage with the cooks in their own kitchens across Italy.
*Marc Murphy <http://marc-murphy.com/>* was born in Milan when his
father was a US diplomat. He now lives in New York and owns several
restaurants. Since 2009 he has starred in *Chopped* on the *Food Network*.
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