Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thanksgiving Traditions: Thanksgiving Pageant

Last year I stumbled across this book, The Thanksgiving Ceremony, and I loved the concept.  in essence it captures the opportunity presented in sitting the family around for a ritualistic meal (Thanksgiving) and transforms it into a more meaningful ceremony, reminiscent of the Seder meal.  As a firm believer in the power of ritual, ceremony, and family gatherings, I'm all over it.  In adapting this concept for my own family, I'm also incorporating elements from Thanksgiving : A Time to Remember, and the script of The Mayflower Voyagers (found on A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving)

Thanksgiving  2011

I'm hoping to incorporate a palatable dose of history, religion, and ritual and create something meaningful for the entire family.  If you'd like a copy of my script, I'd be happy to email it to you once it's done.  I'd best not link to it here, since it contains some passages verbatim from the sources above.  (All of which are very much worth adding to your Thanksgiving library).

I'm excited.  We'll see how it goes over the first time.

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