Taylor Swift's Thanksgiving Plans Uncertain Amid Brazil Eras Tour Chaos
Taylor Swift's anticipated Thanksgiving plans have been left hanging in uncertainty following a series of unexpected events during her international Eras Tour, including the tragic loss of a fan and chaotic conditions at the Brazil concerts.
A source revealed to Page Six on Monday that Swift is still undecided about her holiday plans. The Brazil leg of her tour has been fraught with challenges, leaving the singer devastated by the unexpected loss of a fan and grappling with extreme weather conditions.
“The Brazil concerts … She is devastated about a fan dying. The weather is extreme. It’s a mess she didn’t expect. It’s been a traumatic experience. It’s been a lot. She is going to decide today,” the source shared.
Initially rumored to return to the United States for Thanksgiving, Swift's plans are now uncertain. While speculation arose about spending the holiday with her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce, the singer is set to make a decision after Monday night's concert.
The source emphasized that traveling might prove too overwhelming given the recent events or, alternatively, Swift may choose to come home to find solace and support during this challenging time.
The upheaval began on Friday when 23-year-old Ana Clara Benevides suffered cardiac arrest and passed away after being exposed to record-breaking temperatures during Swift's show in Rio de Janeiro. The heat index reached an alarming 139 degrees Fahrenheit.
Expressing her devastation on social media, Swift said, “I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this. I’m not going to be able to speak about this from the stage because I feel overwhelmed by grief when I even try to talk about it.”
Known for her close connection with fans, Swift has been deeply affected by the loss, further intensified by an additional incident where another fan was stabbed during an attempted robbery while in town for the show.
In response to the challenges faced during the Brazil concerts, the Brazilian production company, Time For Fun, released a statement on Saturday outlining new safety measures for the remaining shows. The unexpected turn of events has left Taylor Swift and her team grappling with difficult decisions regarding the tour and, now, her holiday plans.
Thanksgiving is celebrated in different ways by people everywhere, but one thing is for sure: this holiday is always time for reflecting on the many things we are grateful for.
This is particularly true in the United States, where Thanksgiving was originally celebrated as a way to thank God for a good harvest. Today, Thanksgiving is a national holiday with its own special traditions, like eating turkey, watching football, and spending time with family and friends.
The holiday of Thanksgiving can be traced back to a gathering called a harvest feast by the native Wampanoag people. Later, in 1621, the Pilgrims held a similar feast to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. This feast is celebrated as the first Thanksgiving in American history.
A lot of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, both by doing special activities and partaking in traditional food. Many Americans enjoy watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, where huge balloon characters march down the streets of New York City. It is also a tradition to eat a Thanksgiving meal, which can consist of dishes like turkey, pumpkin pie, and stuffing.
But why must we be grateful? It's one way of being humble that we’re able to have the things we need, from food, shelter, to opportunities that allow us to succeed and experience joy. And of course, for the people in our lives whose support matters.
When someone greets you a “Happy Thanksgiving”, it implies that the holiday spirit can spread positive vibes on this auspicious day. It might not just convey happiness because of the celebrations like feasts or gatherings, but most importantly, the feeling of contentment, and thankfulness to the things they receive, from the simplest to the most grand blessings they’ve been given.
It is also one way to encourage others to do the same and to look at those things the make them grateful or lucky, no matter how simple they may appear to another person.
Being grateful and appreciating the good things in your life has been shown to increase your happiness and decrease your stress. So in addition to all the delicious food and fun activities, make sure to take some time this Thanksgiving to think of all the things you are grateful for.
Here are some facts about Thanksgiving you might like to know
Songs. The song Over the River and Through the Woods is one of the most well-known Thanksgiving songs. It was first published in 1848. Other popular Thanksgiving songs include Jingle Bells, We Gather Together, and Give Thanks to the Lord.*
Dress. The most popular color for Thanksgiving dress is brown (usually the shade of a turkey in autumn). The most popular fabrics for Thanksgiving dress are velvet, corduroy and any fall-ready colors such as rust, burnt orange and deep gold.
The year 2023. There are some Thanksgiving activities around the country every year such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the National Dog Show. The former involves giant character balloons and marching bands that go down 6th Avenue. While the latter features 200 breeds of dogs competing for Best in Show, among many other activities and events around the nation.
Reason for celebration. People celebrate Thanksgiving mainly by reflecting on the positive memories and happenings from the past year. It’s not about celebrating what they have, but how they had been able to gather those blessings as well. This includes friends, family, health, safety, and other opportunities, no matter how big or small, that one was able to get or experience through good health, perseverance, love, and support from other people around them.
True history of the holiday. As mentioned, The holiday of Thanksgiving in the U.S. can be traced back to a gathering called a harvest feast by the native Wampanoag people in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621.
The darker history of Thanksgiving. Some Indigenous people see Thanksgiving as a celebration of the colonization of their people, which brought disease, oppression, and the loss of land and their ways of life. Others believe that it is important to recognize the resilience of Indigenous people and the positive aspects of their culture. It is a sensitive topic that needs to be approached with respect and understanding.
Thanksgiving in Canada. Thanksgiving in Canada began as a religious observance, and some traditions, like attending church services, are still practiced today. Other popular Thanksgiving traditions in Canada include:
Volunteering: Volunteering to help others in need is a great way to give back to the community on Thanksgiving.
Watching football: Watching a Canadian football game is a popular Thanksgiving Day activity.
Serving a Thanksgiving meal: The traditional Thanksgiving meal in Canada typically includes turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie.