Photo Essay: Thanksgiving 2020

Photo of Thanksgiving dinner
Sunny Shen/Senior Staff
Sunny Shen/Senior Staff

On the fourth Thursday of November every year, families in the United States gather to commemorate their blessings with a Thanksgiving feast. Everyone shares the idea of gratitude, but unique recipes, celebrations and traditions are the sprinkles of variety on this national holiday. With the added aspect of the pandemic, Thanksgiving 2020 looked a bit different: virtual celebrations were commonplace to encourage holiday cheer while still ensuring the safety of friends and family.

This year, several photographers of The Daily Californian documented their perspectives of Thanksgiving amid the pandemic. From the delightful food spreads indoors to the familiar changing fall colors of Sproul Plaza, Thanksgiving 2020 still proved to be memorable in a time when gratitude is perhaps the most needed.

Photo of Thanksgiving dinner

Sunny Shen/Senior Staff

Photo of turkey carving

Celine Bellegarda/Senior Staff

Photo of turkey carving

Celine Bellegarda/Senior Staff

Photo of Thanksgiving dinner

David McAllister/Staff

Photo of Thanksgiving dinner

David McAllister/Staff

Photo of turkey carving

David McAllister/Staff

Photo of an autumn leaf

Lisi Ludwig/Senior Staff

Photo of homemade Thanksgiving apple pie

Sunny Shen/Senior Staff

Photo of Thanksgiving baking

Lisi Ludwig/Senior Staff

Photo of Thanksgiving cookies/baking

Celine Bellegarda/Senior Staff

Photo of autumn leaves on a tree branch

Sunny Shen/Senior Staff

Photo of autumn leaves on a tree branch

Lisi Ludwig/Senior Staff