I was very surprised to find out that Thanksgiving is not just a North American holiday. Food is a very important part of life so it stands to reason that when other nations choose to set aside a day for being thankful, food is at the center of the day.
I am very thankful for so many things that I could not begin to name all of them, so alas, I will take the easy way out and name none (wiping the smirk off my face)! Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy time with family and friends, watch football, eat to your heart’s content and help clean up the dishes for your mom.
I found this information on About.com and Yahoo! Answers.
Chung Ch’ui, was celebrated during harvest time.
Celebrated during autumn, a festival to honor the goddess of corn and grains, Demeter.
Celebrated during autumn, to honor the goddess of corn, Ceres.
Dia Nacional de Acao de Gracas, 4th Thursday of November.
Labor Thanksgiving Day, is on November 23.
Lammas Day is a harvest festival.
Thanksgiving Day or Fete de Grace, or Harvest home Festival, is celebrated on the second Monday in October.
Sukkot, the 5th day after Yom Kippur.
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the first Thursday in November.
Independence Day, is celebrated on September 16th.
Erntedankfest, is celebrated on the first Sunday in October.
The Federal Day of Thanks, Penance, and Prayer, 3rd Sunday in September.
Chusok, is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month of the traditional Korean calendar.
- “Giving Thanks” (timesunion.com)
- Many cultures celebrate their own thankful holidays (knoxnews.com)
- You: What’s wrong with talking a little turkey? (search.japantimes.co.jp)
- Embrace giving thanks, pure and simple (philly.com)