8 Meaningful Family Meal Traditions During The Holidays

Holidays are reminders of who you are and where you come from. Christmas, Independence Day and Thanksgiving are not just days off from work and school. They are about the people that surround you, the memories you share, and – of course – the delicious food that you consume.

Family traditions are a common thread that forever bind us to those with whom we have shared countless celebrations and special occasions. More often than not, special memories with your family revolve around mealtime traditions. Whether it's scarfing down turkey the day after Thanksgiving or enjoying a delicious clambake during a breezy Labor Day, we all remember those delicious pastimes we've shared with loved ones.

Below are our favorite family traditions, created in partnership with New York Life. Does your family have a special holiday meal tradition that isn't on this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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