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American Thanksgiving day, Thurs 22 Nov

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Elizabethofseasons Report 22 Nov 2012 21:12

Dear All


Thanksgiving Day celebrates the harvest and blessings of the past year.

It has been marked since 1621 and is thought to commemorate a harvest feast
the US Pilgrims shared with Indians after settling at Plymouth, in what is now Massachusetts.

Held on the final Thursday in November, the modern festival sees millions of people travelling to be with family, eat turkey meals and watch NFL football matches.

More US stores are open so shoppers can lookout for bargains even before the traditional start of the festive shopping season.

President Barack Obama carried out the traditional US presidential duty by pardoning a turkey!

Since taking office, he has created his own custom of sparing an extra turkey.

"In the company of friends and loved ones, we will celebrate a uniquely American holiday," Mr Obama said.

A happy and peaceful holiday to our amercian colleagues and friends.

Take gentle care
Best wishes
Elizabeth, EOS


UzziInSunshine Report 22 Nov 2012 21:56

As a child we used to have the harvest festivals, I guess something similar.
Mind the shops didn´t open all hours selling Christmas tat that early for their profit.

Harvest festivals was about giving.
Like you I do wish all our American friends a happy holiday (although not peaceful to my friend in Canada *grins* )

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 22 Nov 2012 22:11

Happy Thanksgiving, to all our American 'cousins', and my American cousins and family :-)