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This Is How Thanksgiving Is Different Across the Country

Sure, the typical Thanksgiving features three things: family, food, and football. Take a peak into the country’s diverse regions, though, and you’ll notice stark differences—everything from how and when food is prepared to what revelers decide to do before and after chowing down. (Would you believe us that some states grill their turkey? Or that one town goes all in on the fireworks like it’s the Fourth of July?) Here, to shed light on how Thanksgiving is celebrated in different parts of this vast country, we’ve rounded up the recipes, traditions, and entertainment choices specific to different states. And if you’re looking for help making it through the day intact, steal these 17 Top Tips from Psychologists for Dealing with Holiday Stress.

This Is How Thanksgiving Is Different Across the Country

Thanksgiving has evolved into a nationwide holiday featuring family, food, and football. But different parts of Americas sure put their own spin on things.