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Thanksgiving Is Around The Corner And You Should Be Making Plans

Travelling just for the weekend isn't something everyone can do, but don't worry, here are some options for you to celebrate turkey day at UC San Diego.

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Thanksgiving is a national holiday that commemorates the Harvest Festival by the Pilgrims in 1621, which originally celebrated to give thanks for the blessings of the harvest and the preceding year. Every year, thanksgiving feasts are held on the fourth Thursday of November which in this case is the upcoming 24th of November.

Although many of us come to the US with a very basic idea of what Thanksgiving is, celebrating this holiday is an all-American experience you can't miss. Even if you are from the US, just not from California, this is a new experience given it will look more like summer than fall for this celebration. Anyways, this is a day to share and give thanks for this amazing life.

Thanksgiving Exchange Program

UCSD has an exchange program where families welcome students to their homes for this celebration. Share this day the traditional way with a host family in the San Diego area! Learn more here.

The deadline is the 14th of November so if you're interested, apply here.

5th Annual All Campus Feast!

Fuller, Grace

If you're not going home for Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving will come right to you here on campus! On Thursday, November the 24th, the All Campus Feast will take place in Cafe Ventanas (ERC) 11am-2pm. This is your opportunity to have the traditional turkey dinner (or vegetarian option), eat some pie and participate in some traditional holiday activities.

Take advantage of the pre-sale and get your ticket here for $5 (you can also go directly to Cafe Ventanas to pay with dining dollars) until Thursday November 17th, or get your day-of ticket at the door for $10.95. There are limited spots so go get yours NOW!

Check out the Facebook event for more info and invite your friends!!!

Another great solution: Thanksgiving Grocery Bags

Grace Fuller

Need to survive when the dining halls close down? Pick up a Thanksgiving Grocery Bag! Get a voucher at Roger's Market, Earl's Market, or the Village Market to purchase a grocery bag for $10 (a $20 value!). Bags will be available November 21-23 at select markets to purchase with dining dollars!

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