It’s that time of the year. The time of the year where families and loved ones gather; the time of the year where Christmas carols are on the radio and people start jotting down their shopping list for Black Friday. Thanksgiving snuck up on me this year and gave me no time to plan a getaway.
I didn’t grow up with Thanksgiving. There are similar holidays in other countries but the U.S. thanksgiving tradition is very different. However, one thing is for sure, it’s about families, giving thanks and sharing. This year, instead of going away or spending it with a family, I decided to do something different. I decided to help spread the thanksgiving spirit with travelers and allow them to get a taste of what thanksgiving is like in the U.S.
I will be volunteering and helping cook thanksgiving meals for over 100 people at Hostelling International Boston this Thursday. Although to me, thanksgiving is all about eating lots of food with people who you are close with, it’s also about sharing the hospitality with those that otherwise will be alone on this day. A lot, if not all, of the stores and restaurants will be closed on Thursday so I think it’s amazing that HI-Boston is inviting those with nowhere to go and no one to celebrate with..
For those of you that will be in Boston on Thursday, feel free to come by HI-Boston on 19 Stuart st. for a Thanksgiving feast! We’ll be serving food starting at 3PM. There’s a suggested donation of $5. If you want to volunteer, feel free to contact me! Also, don’t hesitate to bring a dish to share :)
Happy Thanksgiving! If you are in town, hope to see you at HI-Boston!