Football, family and parade floats: Traditions return on U.S. Thanksgiving Day

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By Daniel Trotta (Reuters) -Americans returned to parade routes on Thursday as they prepared to pack football stadiums and gather more freely for family feasts, grateful to celebrate Thanksgiving Day traditions again after the pandemic kept many at home last year. The holiday dates to the early 17th century, when Pilgrims from Europe and Native Americans gathered to share the autumn bounty – a celebration of goodwill before the genocide that was to come. Nowadays, the approach of the long holiday weekend typically ignites a frenzy of travel as scattered families come together for holiday meals…

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