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Rites of Intensification—Secular Consumption Rituals of Thanksgiving Day 1. The Thanksgiving Day celebration reflects the material abundance of the American culture and consumer due to the amount of decorations and food bought for this celebration. The consumption of food is interpreted as the main part of Thanksgiving, which allows for the material abundance. If a family can afford such a feast, it reflects how prosperous they are, therefore losing the meaning of Thanksgiving. For many it has become about the quantity of the dinner rather than the quality. 2. On Thanksgiving Day, Americans typically must have an appetite saved up for all of this food. Foods that are prepared are simple, being cooked, boiled, and mashed, which is similar to baby food. The staple of a Thanksgiving dinner is turkey, followed by the other essentials being green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and corn. Before eating, someone at the table might say what they are thankful for, and remind
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