Week 47 at the Pole

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:30pm

Long tables laid out with formal dinnerware in the South Pole station galley.
Moreno Baricevic, IceCube/NSF

Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the US and as such is celebrated at the South Pole, too (where traditions abound in celebrating many holidays along with all kinds of other things). For Thanksgiving, festivities always include a nice meal in the galley, with tables decked out in formal dinnerware and decorations around the room, as seen above. The preparations involve many volunteers, but the cooks and galley staff in particular were recognized by the group (image below), as they stood at the far end of the tables.

People seated at long tables in the South Pole station galley, looking toward group of individuals standing at far end of room.
Moreno Baricevic, IceCube/NSF