Blending US and Afghan traditions on Thanksgiving

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Zainora Babayee arrived with her family to the US from Kabul five years ago. It was September, just two months before Thanksgiving, a holiday she hadn’t heard about until then, and one she would later add to the range of holidays she now celebrates with friends and family. “If you ask me what comes to mind when I hear Thanksgiving, it means getting together, family gatherings, and eating meals. Thanksgiving has different meanings for different communities,” Babayee, a 23 year-old University of Virginia student and oldest of seven siblings, tells The New Arab. “For Native Americans, it’s a diff…

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