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Discussion in 'The Cat Lounge' started by kittylover4ever, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. kittylover4ever

    kittylover4ever Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

    May 10, 2004
    How many of you live in another country and don't celebrate Thanksgiving?

  2. swampwitch

    swampwitch TCS Member Top Cat

    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.

    Cheers, from

  3. lokismum

    lokismum TCS Member Top Cat

    Aug 10, 2006
    The North Pole!
    Just the Canadian one here!

  4. jane_vernon

    jane_vernon TCS Member Top Cat

    Sep 20, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    I live in Australia, and we don't celebrate Thanksgiving!

  5. furryferals

    furryferals TCS Member Top Cat

    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[​IMG]

  6. sarahp

    sarahp TCS Member Veteran

    Jun 7, 2006
    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 [​IMG]

  7. KitEKats4Eva!

    KitEKats4Eva! TCS Member Top Cat

    Jan 11, 2005
    Nah, no Thanksgiving here!

    Sarah - you're coming home? Where are you flying to?

  8. ilovesiamese

    ilovesiamese TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 4, 2006
    I just celebrate the Canadian date [​IMG]

  9. abymummy

    abymummy TCS Member Top Cat

    May 7, 2006
    Malaysian here...no thanksgiving but we celebrate something similar on Eid El Fitri!

  10. jennyr

    jennyr TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 6, 2004
    The Land of Cheese
    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!

  11. cata_mint

    cata_mint TCS Member Super Cat

    I don't really understand, why would non-americans/canadians celebrate thanksgiving?

  12. lokismum

    lokismum TCS Member Top Cat

    Aug 10, 2006
    The North Pole!
    Yes, but in France, isn't the arrival of Beaujolais nouveau a big thing???

  13. jennyr

    jennyr TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 6, 2004
    The Land of Cheese
    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.

  14. furryferals

    furryferals TCS Member Top Cat

    [​IMG] Why anybody would want to drink french wine is beyond me[​IMG]

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