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Jackie Rakers is a WorldTeach volunteer in American Samoa where she recently spent Thanksgiving. Read on to learn about the experience of celebrating the American tradition of Thanksgiving in American Samoa and to see what Jackie is thankful for this holiday season...
"Thanksgiving in American Samoa was just like Thanksgiving in Chicago, except with a tropical flare, more beaches and less snow, and a different family. While I without a doubt missed spending the holiday with my real family, my island-mates are pretty much the best ‘family’ I could ask for. Sasha and I spent a few hours doing craft projects on Wednesday which resulted in hand turkey napkin rings/place cards, an island themed center piece, a ‘Thankful Coconut’, and a Thanksgiving playlist (including ‘It’s Thanksgiving’ of course). And most importantly we had a decent (and by decent I mean AMAZING) Thanksgiving feast despite the current lack of resources (aka all foods) on our little rock since there have been no planes or boats for some time. But the palagis of Manu’a don’t let that stop our fun!"
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