Fun Fall Traditions Are Something to Look Forward to

Emma Streich, Reporter

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Fall. The weather gets cooler and the holidays are just around the corner.

Many families across the United States uphold traditions such as carving pumpkins or going to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving.

When it starts to get chilly some families take trips to the mountains to see the fall colors. Maples, oaks, aspens, and all sorts of trees change from green to brown, gold, and red.

High schoolers enjoy attending football games with their friends, especially the homecoming game.

In smaller towns the homecoming game becomes a community event. Mothers of players wear buttons or flowers with their son’s name on them; players’ girlfriends wear flowers with ribbons, and perhaps a parade down mainstreet occurs the day before.

In larger towns, such as Clovis, the game is accompanied by a float parade.  

One huge attraction is the pumpkin patch. Families everywhere take trips to the patch to pick out a pumpkin to carve or decorate their house. People come up with many different designs for their pumpkins. You can paint them, carve them, or just leave them plain.

Some people use pumpkins to bake all sorts of goodies. They make pies, muffins, bread, cakes, cookies, rolls, and coffee cake.

Pumpkin has become an obsession. You can find almost anything pumpkin flavored or scented. Such as a pumpkin spice latté, lotions, air fresheners, candles, and chapsticks. Anything and everything.

Halloween is the time in the year for all things scary. There are haunted houses, ghost stories, and kids running around in costumes.

Another holiday that takes place during fall is Thanksgiving. It’s a time for families to come together, stuff their faces with food, and maybe even watch some football.

In recent years more and more people are making black Friday shopping an annual thing. People, surprisingly more men than women, flock to stores to get the best deals on everything from electronics to household items.

Parents stock up on gifts for Christmas, teens spend their hard earned cash to buy the latest technology or fashion accessories.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade takes place in Manhattan, New York City, New York. The first parade was in 1924. A few Macy’s employees asked their boss if they could have a parade to celebrate the opening of their new store, which covered an entire block. Millions of people travel to New York to watch the parade while another 50 million watch on TV.

No matter what state you are in, chances are you have experienced a fall tradition of some kind. Every family has different traditions that get passed down through generations. These different traditions merge together and changed slightly as kids get older or marry into new families.

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Fun Fall Traditions Are Something to Look Forward to