The Meaning of Thanksgiving

Colleen Patrick Goudreau talks at Vegetarian Summerfest about Holiday Traditions and Thanksgiving ideas and ideals, and “the human ability to cling blindly to one’s rituals” – with an analogy drawn from Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery. 

“Because we’ve always done something doesn’t mean we have to continue to do it. Just because we can, doesn’t mean we should.”

[youtube http://youtu.be/yJEBYbKi_aA]

More videos under the cut…

On Traditions – “We serve what we serve because that’s what we were taught.”

[youtube http://youtu.be/WmcagJI1GkM]

Quote from Sarah Hale about the meaning of Thanksgiving: Gratitude and Charity

[youtube http://youtu.be/XHsp-DTZXeI]

We think of “the Thanksgiving turkey” as a centerpiece for the table – you can easily make gorgeous, colorful plant-based centerpiece meals. (Bonus: In this clip, Colleen says “Stuff it!”)

[youtube http://youtu.be/dbq5rOECJD4]

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