Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated in the United States, and Canada. It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well. Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. This year it was on Thursday, November 27th. Here, we celebrated it on Thursday, 17th of November, at the Salle Rossini.
What is so special about Thanksgiving at La Tour?
To start the celebration off right, Mrs. Colas delivered the annual speech by the head of Anglophone Section about the great evolution of the Anglophone Section through the years, and the main events that occurred this year, including the humanitarian trip to Lesotho in Africa by the HFH team. The Anglophone section students had the opportunity to go two weeks to build houses for people in need. Then had an auction to raise the money for the house. She then introduced the association Aïda, created by a 16 year-old student of the Anglophone Section, to help children that are victims of cancer. After this amazing speech, it was time for the moment people longed for: the free buffet.
We conducted a survey about what people liked the most at Thanksgiving, and here’s the result:
Overall, their favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the food, and we have to admit it, it is delicious. Apart from that, a lot of them like the fact that the Anglophone Section meets there once a year to celebrate together. It is a good way to spend an evening. Also everyone is interested in the presentation on trips and associations, and the fact that they can have a good time with their friends. For the A.S teachers, it is a way to get to know and appreciate their colleagues and students.
Thanksgiving is an important event for the Anglophone Section, because it enables us to be aware of the latest news concerning La Tour, and again, to enjoy our evening, and celebrate all together.
-By Lisa G. and Camille H.