sleekjet
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Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:19 am

Or do Euros, Asians, and others participate?
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KROC
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:25 am

Canadians participate. Their's is in October I believe.
 
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:29 am

You will find some history of this day : http://wilstar.com/holidays/thankstr.htm
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:29 am

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

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P.S. Just thought I have an idea our Canadian friends celebrate Thanksgiving ?????
 
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:31 am

KROC ----- you type quicker than me

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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:33 am

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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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:37 am

Oh my God and Sleekjet is a school teacher?  Wow!
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:42 am

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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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:46 am

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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KROC
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:46 am

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.
 
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:52 am

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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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:55 am

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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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:58 am

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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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:01 am

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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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:03 am

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?
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:07 am

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 
 
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:10 am

Damn crowns... I go in to get a new permanent on 12/7
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KROC
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:11 am

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.
 
sleekjet
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:12 am

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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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:19 am

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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sleekjet
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:28 am

Superfly: May you and yours have a happy Thanksgiving.
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Superfly
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:36 am

Sleekjet:
Same to you!  bigthumbsup 

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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:49 am

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.

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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:58 am

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!
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:26 am

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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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:58 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 24):
Well you can always chat with a bunch of turkeys here in the non-aviation forums!

LOL... That would be a depressing way to spend my holiday, don't ya think?
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RE: Is Thanksgiving Strictly American?

Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:03 am

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 turkey, it is more about being with those you love and being thankful for what you have.

I know there are many people out there who have lost so much this past year and do not feel like being thankful. God bless all of you and I hope those who find themselves in a position to celebrate, also, find themselves in a position to help the victims of the recent natural disasters.

It is not just about thanksgiving, it is also about giving.
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