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Discussion in 'The Cat Lounge' started by kittylover4ever, Nov 18, 2006.
How many of you live in another country and don't celebrate Thanksgiving?
I'm an American in Canada, so we celebrated Thanksgiving on October 9th this year, "when in Rome..." We don't celebrate American Thanksgiving because everyone is at work/school that day, and the next.
Just the Canadian one here!
I live in Australia, and we don't celebrate Thanksgiving!
I think we call it harvest festival over here Susie,It is celebrated in schools where they have collections of food and distribute food parcels to the elderly but thats just mainly Church of England schools I don't know about Catholic schools or non church schools.
Other than that it seems to be another dying custom in the uk
I'm going to a "Not-So-Thanksgiving" party tonight (as soon as my potato bake is ready...), but if it hadn't have been for that, we would have done nothing.
We'll be on a flight to Australia for Thanksgiving - leave on the 22nd, arrive on the 24th so will miss it altogether
Nah, no Thanksgiving here!
Sarah - you're coming home? Where are you flying to?
I just celebrate the Canadian date
Malaysian here...no thanksgiving but we celebrate something similar on Eid El Fitri!
No Thanksgiving as such in the UK or France, or Bosnia, though when I was somewhere where there were lots of Americans I was often invited to celebrate with them. And even in London, I sometimes organised a Thanksgiving dinner just to have something to celebrate in the dark days of November. But then I had parties for the opening of the mussel season, the arrival of Beaujolais nouveau, Hanukah, Christmas (Catholic and Orthodox), New Year, Twelfth Night, end of Ramadan, Spring Solstice, you name it!
I don't really understand, why would non-americans/canadians celebrate thanksgiving?
Yes, but in France, isn't the arrival of Beaujolais nouveau a big thing???
Not as much as it is in London! It is the Brits being pretentious about French wine. Most French would never drink the stuff, as most years it is pretty awful. Actually, this year it is quite good for a change - a long hot summer meant the grapes ripened well and the wine is fit to drink without being aged.
Why anybody would want to drink french wine is beyond me