If you live in America, you may be under the assumption that Halloween has always cornered the market on dressing up in costumes. But you would be wrong! From the late 1800s to the 1930s, Thanksgiving Masking was a standard way for children to celebrate on Thanksgiving morning. In this episode, Jen describes this strange custom and why it went out of favor. Get ready to shake your head with disapproval and be a bit offended.
Run Time: 31 minutes, 58 seconds
- ‘Masking’ Memories: Thanksgiving In Disguise
- Happy Thanksgiving Masking
- A Forgotten Thanksgiving Custom: Masks, Mischief and Cross-dressing
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