Thanksgiving: A Remembrance of Holiday Celebrations and Traditions

Thanksgiving: A Remembrance of Holiday Celebrations and Traditions

Thanksgiving has always been a very special holiday, stuffed with traditions observed and beloved, for many people, since early childhood. The Thanksgiving turkey, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the guests from far and near, even the quick nap on the sofa before the start of the Big Game, they all help to create a holiday experience that hasn’t varied much from generation to generation. This Thanksgiving piece presents a video about the origins of the Thanksgiving Holiday, as well as a video of the 2009 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

The Origins of the Thanksgiving Holiday

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, 2009

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Look Homeward, Angel: Park Pretty

Look Homeward, Angel: Park Pretty

Many years ago, during my time as a child and through young adulthood, I was immersed in the (sometimes solitary) lavish joys of nature in rural South Carolina. The memories of the steaming, dusty red clay roads and the smells of downstate piney-woods are now fading away, replaced by years of gritty urban life in Chicago’s inner-city. However, that doesn’t mean that now I’ve become completely blind to the beauty of rural landscapes. I just have to enjoy it from the comfort of a chair, in more climate-controlled conditions. So this video is pretty perfect for me.

Yosemite HD is an amazing four-minute time-lapse short art film, a collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. They made numerous trips to Yosemite National Park, where they captured the beautiful landscape it offers for visitors every year. Set to Outro, from M83’s lovely and stratospheric Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, this might be the best music video you could ask for. So stop whatever you’re doing right now, put this video in full-screen mode and breath very deeply during the film’s duration!

Look Homeward, Angel: Park Pretty (Yosemite HD)

(Best Watched in Full-Screen HD-Mode)

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