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Adam Yurkewicz | USLHC | USA

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from CERN! As you can see from the picture, many of us got together yesterday to celebrate (people from the CMS and ATLAS experiments even ate together in the spirit of Thanksgiving).
Holidays here always feel a little different, mainly because US holidays usually aren’t holidays here.
This one wasn’t exactly your typical Thanksgiving, mainly because most of us worked during the day, and we had the dinner at night. There wasn’t much evidence that it was Thanksgiving at CERN, but our celebration felt pretty authentic. We had just about all the necessary foods (no cranberry sauce), incuding not one but two turkeys. And we streamed NFL football live!
The biggest negative about working abroad is being away from family and friends, and that is especially true on Thanksgiving. But yesterday we did a pretty good job of re-creating the family atmosphere, and a phenomenal job of re-creating the feeling of having eaten way too much. Waaaay too much.

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