There are many holidays that Americans enjoy in their country. There are many Americans who enjoy these holidays. The primary reason for them looking forward to it is that they do not have to go to the office or their work on these public holidays. In short, that simply means that they are free on these days. When it comes to holidays there are many that happen all year round. There are many who consider New Year and Christmas as their favourite among all the holidays. There are many parties all over the country held in celebration of these holidays.
Apart from Christmas and New Year, another famous American holiday is Thanksgiving. This public holiday can be traced to events in the past of the American people. As its names suggests Thanksgiving is a public holiday that originated by the pilgrims in the US being thankful for their harvest. A president then turned this into a government-mandated holiday.
Do you know then what Americans do to celebrate Thanksgiving? On this day, many American families get together and happily share a meal with one another as their form of celebration. Actually it is the women who are most often in charge of the preparation of these meals that will be partaken of on this day. Now a Thanksgiving meal is not considered complete without a stuffed turkey as part of the meal. Thanksgiving dinner is one of the family traditions that can be seen still practiced in the country.
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Now it is not just dinner that you can do on this holiday. One of this is to join the Thanksgiving day run in San Diego for ALS. But first do you know about ALS? This is a disease that makes the muscle neurons degenerate over time. Usually the first symptoms include slurred speech, clumsiness, weakness in legs and fatigue in muscles. Those who suffer from this degenerative disease usually get it in between the age of 40 and 60. The loss of muscles will ultimately result to the disability of the person. Currently there is no cure available for those who have this disease. But there are researches continually being done in order to find a cure.
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Scientific research for cure of course needs funds and one way to fund it is by joining the Thanksgiving run. There is no need to be a trained runner in order to join. The only thing needed from you is your willingness to participate in this cause. What’s more is that as you donate you are able to move your body. There are different lengths of distances for different kinds of runners. For the newbies you have the 3k and 5K runs and for the advanced, the 21k and above distance. One of the things that you will be given when you register is what you will wear when you run. You can easily find more information about it on the Internet.