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Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?  
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 21
Posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

Or do Euros, Asians, and others participate?


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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Canadians participate. Their's is in October I believe.

User currently offlineTacaa320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

You will find some history of this day : http://wilstar.com/holidays/thankstr.htm

User currently offlineVC10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1411 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

In that "Thanksgiving" so I understand is to celebrate the harvest of the original colonist I believe it is uniquely USA, however in the UK especially within the Christian church there is a celebration called "Harvest Festival"
However other than within schools or the church not many people here could tell you when Harvest Festival is

Be happy little vc10

P.S. Just thought I have an idea our Canadian friends celebrate Thanksgiving ?????


User currently offlineVC10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1411 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1215 times:

KROC ----- you type quicker than me

little vc10  Angry


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 1):
Canadians participate. Their's is in October I believe.



Quoting VC10 (Reply 4):
KROC ----- you type quicker than me

Yep. No one spews out grammar and spelling errors faster than KROC.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

Oh my God and Sleekjet is a school teacher?  Wow!


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User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

Harvest festivals are common throughout all cultures, but few are given the significance that Thanksgiving is given in the US. Thanksgiving as we know it began during the Civil War when Lincoln declared that there be a "day of thanksgiving" on the third Thursday in November. The story of the Pilgrims and the Native Americans has no doubt been embelished over the years, but it is probably based on a true event.

The need for a "American" holiday gave emphisis to Thanksgiving over the years and is the reason that the meal focuses on foods native to the Americas yams, corn, cranberries, etc.

Canadians do celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday in October, but I am unaware of the roots of that holiday. Could somebody fill us in?



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User currently offlineXpat From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Today is Labor Thanksgiving Day in Japan. I have no idea what it's about, but it's on my calendar. I suppose it's to give thanks to laborers and non-management workers??


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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 5):
Yep. No one spews out grammar and spelling errors faster than KROC.

I spew out grammatical errors like you spew out teeth inside the pub while enjoying an icy cold beer.....

BTW - How is that writing career of yours coming? You know, writing for that free newspaper that people can't give away here in Crap-town called Freetime.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Am I the only that finds this disturbing?!
Sleekjet hasn’t posted here in awhile but in the past he has complained about the absence of school prayer in public school and complains about the fads of today’s pop-culture, yet doesn’t know the origins or history of Thanksgiving.
This man is supposedly educating our youth and this is very basic knowledge a teacher should have.
Anyone agree?



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

Um. Why would other countries celebrate an American holiday?

I don't mean that in a nasty way, but do you celebrate Guy Fawkes night? Of course not.

It's particular to the remembrance of the settlers of the New World. Canada having something similar is understandable for the same reasons.



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

He likely didn't know the origins of the holiday, like so many people these days don't know what they're celebrating, only knowing they have a day off from work.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 12):
He likely didn't know the origins of the holiday, like so many people these days don't know what they're celebrating, only knowing they have a day off from work.

I find this shocking because he is a teacher!
I guess anyone can get teaching certificate in Texas.
This should have been learned by 2nd. grade.



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 9):
I spew out grammatical errors like you spew out teeth inside the pub while enjoying an icy cold beer.....

Meanwhile we all spend the rest of the weekend schlepping around Toronto looking for a tube of superglue so Mark can cram that chicklet back on his stump.

Quoting KROC (Reply 1):
Canadians participate.

What do they do, eh, order an extra-large turkey latte at Tim Horton's?


User currently offlineCFCUQ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

Canadian Thanksgiving occurs one month earlier than the Americans' because of climate. Originally meant to give thanks for the fall harvest, our harvest occurs approx a month earlier, then we retreat to our igloos.  goodvibes 

User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

Damn crowns... I go in to get a new permanent on 12/7


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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 14):
Meanwhile we all spend the rest of the weekend schlepping around Toronto looking for a tube of superglue so Mark can cram that chicklet back on his stump.

HAHAHAHA. Strangely enough, it was the Elmers Wood Glue that finally worked.

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 14):
What do they do, eh, order an extra-large turkey latte at Tim Horton's?

No, they get a big vat of Turkey Chili.


User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

To my critics: Of course I knew I could look up the history of Thanksgiving, but what I wanted was the response from world-wide resource known as a.netters. This was the better choice. Didn't know I was resurrecting the theophobics.

I don't think my students are in harm's way.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

Quoting Sleekjet (Reply 18):
Of course I knew I could look up the history of Thanksgiving

Shouldn't you have already known?

Quoting Sleekjet (Thread starter):
Or do Euros, Asians, and others participate?

Why should they?

Quoting Sleekjet (Reply 18):
theophobics

That's an oxymoron. But hey I guess you can put two words together and create something that doesn't exist.



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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Superfly: May you and yours have a happy Thanksgiving.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

Sleekjet:
Same to you!  bigthumbsup 

Gobble!
Gobble!
Gobble!

 Smile



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User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

I have a lot of American friends so I'm usually roped into someone's Thanksgiving dinner. It's good fun, but not at all common in Australia.

QFF


User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

Most people here have no idea about Thanksgiving Day. Needless to say, it's not a holiday here.  Sad

This will be my third year on a row that I have to work on Thanksgiving Day. The first time I was still living and working in CA, the last two years I have been in Mexico. My relatives down here belong to the "only Mexican" side of the family and consequently neither know nor celebrate the holiday. I guess I'll have a turkey dinner on my own!

Happy Thanksgiving Day fellas!


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1049 times:

Quoting SFOMEX (Reply 23):
I guess I'll have a turkey dinner on my own!

Well you can always chat with a bunch of turkeys here in the non-aviation forums!  Silly



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25 SFOMEX : LOL... That would be a depressing way to spend my holiday, don't ya think?
26 Blackbird1331 : A.Net is international, so, the welcome mat is out to all of you who do not traditionally celebrate this American holiday. You do not need to serve tu
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