Happy Thanksgiving from LNESC!
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It is unbelievable to see how time flies! With the holiday season quickly approaching, we are kicking it off with Thanksgiving! This year, Thanksgiving will be celebrated differently due to COVID-19 guidelines and for the safety of our loved ones. Travel should be limited during this time; therefore, many activities that we did in previous years will be shifted to a virtual setting. Despite the changes, this is a time to appreciate one another and to give thanks and appreciation to your family and friends. Celebrate this holiday by showing your loved ones you care about them. Be sure to review our listed activities and events for safe ways to celebrate this Thanksgiving!

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely
For the past few weeks, we have been seeing alerts advising not to travel this Thanksgiving and stay home with the people you live with to minimize exposure to COVID-19. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has made an individual list of tips just for Thanksgiving so everyone can stay safe during these times.

30 Latin-Inspired Dishes for Thanksgiving
If you are planning to cook a dinner with your household, please be sure to check out these wonderful dishes that will be sure to give a Latin fusion to your Thanksgiving dinner. Recipes include yucca and arepas just to name a few! You’ll want to gobble, gobble, gobble up these tasty dishes!

11 Books to Get You Through Thanksgiving 2020

Since many of us will be home this year for Thanksgiving, make sure to fit in a good read sometime during the holiday weekend! Here is a list of books that can help you get through the holiday and perhaps even for the remainder of the year.

Learning the True History of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving, celebrated as one of the United States’ origin stories, has always left out crucial aspects of the full story.Native Americans have been harmed the most by this national holiday, and while there are growing attempts to share the stories of the Wampanoag Confederacy and their experience with Thanksgiving, you may wish to learn more about the first celebration here by exploring this article, published by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Host a Zoom Thanksgiving!
Millions of Americans usually spend the week of Thanksgiving reuniting with family and friends across the country. While the pandemic has made it difficult to be together this year, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate! Click here to learn about what you can do to host a virtual Thanksgiving dinner this holiday season! From setting up Zoom calls to organizing a toast, this article has everything you need to know about having a successful virtual celebration!


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