We’re entering a special time of the year: the days are getting shorter, football is on T.V. around the clock, and folks are putting up Chistmas lights. What does all of this mean? It means that Thanksgiving and Black Friday are right around the corner!
Are you ready for Thanksgiving yet? Do you have any Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping plans? Yes? No? Either way, keep reading to find out more about current Thanksgiving trends and also how DealDash and the DealDash App can be the most important part of Black Friday and Holiday Shopping for you.
Giving thanks and tons of turkey
Every year Americans come together on the fourth Thursday of November to celebrate Thanksgiving. This year it falls on November 23rd. And while Thanksgiving, or Turkey Day as it’s informally known as, is celebrated primarily by Americans, it is also celebrated in Canada, and parts of Europe and Australia, too. Generally, people celebrate Thanksgiving by gathering with their family, remembering their blessings and practicing gratitude, and eating a large meal together.
Thanksgiving traditions can vary from family to family, but there are some cornerstones that generally remain the same. If the nickname ”Turkey Day” doesn’t give it away, Thanksgiving is a holiday based around food, and the most important part of Thanksgiving dinner is Turkey! According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans eat over 45 million Turkeys on Thanksgiving! With so much turkey being consumed, it’s no surpise that people are constantly thinking up new ways to cook it.
One of the most traditional ways of preparing a thanksgiving turkey is to roast it with potatoes and stuffing. And while it’s hard to go wrong with this classic way of preparing your Thanksgiving bird, there have been some new Thanksgiving cooking trends emerging.
About 50 years ago, the invention of propane burners created the possibility of deep-frying entire turkeys. A deep-fried turkey is a delicious Thanksgiving treat, but it can be very risky. The hot oil will react with any moisture in the turkey, so it is important to make sure that the bird is first fully thawed before attemting to deep-fry it. This may seem like an un-needed safety warning, but Newsweek reports that millions of dollars of property damage, serious injury and even deaths occur each Thanksgiving as a result of exploding deep-fried turkeys. So remember, safety first!
One new trend involves ditching turkey for vegetarian or vegan-friendly options. Millions of Americans eat meat-free diets, but they still want to celebrate Thanksgiving with a special meal. So, they replace the classic Thanksgiving turkey with tofu, soy, or hearty vegetables, like squash, yams, or pumpkin. Replacing meat with vegetarian alternatives goes in the face of tradition, and originally, meatless Thanksgiving alternatives like Tofurkey (a tofu dish that is supposed to be the centerpiece of a Thanksgiving meal) was widely ridiculed. But nowadays, there are options galore.
For example, Bon Appetite online published a list of over 50 vegan Thanksgiving dishes that they guarantee to be popular. From salads to special chutneys to cassaroles, these dishes are worth a try for vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters alike!
A time for sports and shopping, too!
It’s clear that family and food are at the center of Thanksgiving. But there are some other important pillars of Thanksgiving Week, too! The first is football. Chances are, you have watched quite a few games already this year! Football season begins around the end of August, and peaks in late November and early December, with major championships, like the major NCAA bowl games and the super bowl being played in the early part of the new year. Many high schools and universities have their season-ending games or homecoming games around Thanksgiving. This makes it a common activity for many Americans to go and watch a game in person over Thanksgiving weekend.
America’s professional football league, the NFL, has historically played games on Thanksgiving. Eating too much, and settling into a comfortable couch or easy chair to watch the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions playhas become an important part of Thanksgiving for football fans everywhere.
Have you been watching much football on T.V. this season? If so, then you’ve probably seen a DealDash commercial or two. And while it is true that DealDash offers exciting auctions and a great shopping experience every day of the year, this week is an especially great time to check out DealDash.com or open the DealDash App because Black Friday Week is in full swing!
A whole week of Black Friday Deals on DealDash
Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday for food lovers and football fanatics, but bargain hunters and saavy shoppers love this time of year, too. Why? Because Black Friday always is the day aftter Thanksgiving. Black Friday is the day when stores hold their biggest sales of the year. DealDash has always pulled out all the stops for Black Friday, and this year is no exception. Black Friday Week on DealDash starts on Monday, November 20th and will last through Sunday, November 26th. Be sure to check out what’s on offer!
We don’t want to spoil the surprise completely, but we will give you a few hints about Black Friday Week. Do you like it when bidpacks are on sale? Good, this week they will be sold at one of the lowest prices all year. How about exciting auction twists, like Triple-booked auctions or Runner-up auctions? Well, you will be happy to hear that we have special types of auctions planned all week.
We even have an auction for a brand new, luxurious, once-in-a-lifetime four-wheeled treat scheduled to begin during Black Friday Week. Curious to see what we mean? Log into DealDash and look under the Motors Category for more information. We hope that you enjoy DealDash’s Black Friday Week and that you manage to get some early Christmas shopping done.
Above all, we wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving filled with good food, great company, and lots to be grateful for.
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