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Where does Thanksgiving come from?

 
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It's a festival in US or all english speaking countries? What do you usually do on that day?

At last, Happy Thanksgiving to you!
 
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Originally posted by Louis Wang:
It's a festival in US or all english speaking countries? What do you usually do on that day?

At last, Happy Thanksgiving to you!



Yes even I was wondering about the same... and what it has got to do with IT industry or is it associated with other industries as well or... :roll:
 
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[Louis]: It's a festival in US or all english speaking countries?

There's one for the US and one for Canada - on different days. This year, Nov 22 was the US Thanksgiving day (more generally, the 4th Thursday in November) . The Canadian Thanksgiving was on October 8 (generally, the second Monday in October). Both are basically harvest festivals in origin.
[ November 23, 2007: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
 
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Thanks Jim.

Do you believe WikiPedia.org is forbiden in my country? I hate more and more answers appearing in wiki.
 
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We in India also have something like this. It is celebrated primarily in northern India called Vaisakhi.

There is one celebrated in southern India too called Makar Sankranti
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Hi All

Since this is Happy Thanks Giving Day
in US to all the people in US

A very Happy ThanksGiving Day!!

 
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Originally posted by Louis Wang:
Thanks Jim.

Do you believe WikiPedia.org is forbiden in my country? I hate more and more answers appearing in wiki.



China?

Anyway, here is the first paragraph from the said Wikipedia article.


In the United States, Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day is an annual one-day holiday to give thanks, traditionally to God, for the things one has at the end of the harvest season. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November (i.e. the Thursday falling between November 22 and November 28). The period from Thanksgiving Day to New Year's Day is often collectively referred to as the "holiday season," and the holiday itself is often nicknamed Turkey Day.


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Thanks Jim and Chunnard.
Wish you all belated Thanksgiving day. [ ]
 
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Though as time has gone on, it has become much more of a secular, family-oriented holiday rather than a religious one.
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Hmmm... I was taught something similar to this. The whole pilgrims (European immigrants) and indians (Native Americans) sitting down to celebrate the harvest in peace and harmony version.
 
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Originally posted by Louis Wang:
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Do you believe WikiPedia.org is forbiden in my country? I hate more and more answers appearing in wiki.



Google for "anonymizer". Surely, one or more of those web-sites would not be blocked?

good luck,
- Anand
 
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