Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day (USA) 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Americans! Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the USA and today nearly every American will be celebrating by sharing a huge feast with their family and friends. The traditional meal will include turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. I think of all the American holidays, Thanksgiving is the most popular because it isn't religious and it doesn't involve present-giving. It's just a day for sharing good food, good conversation and relaxing. And also watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and (American) football on TV. If you aren't in the USA, you can still watch a live webcast of the 83rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Times Square, New York City) beginning at approximately 9:30am EST! For American expats such as myself, I think Thanksgiving Day is the day we miss our families the most and feel the most homesick. The British do not celebrate Thanksgiving. Today is just another day in the UK with people going to work and kids going to school. This video explains more about Thanksgiving:

7 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving! It sounds like a good day to me so I hope that you enjoy it. Flighty xx

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  2. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. As a future expat it's really wonderful to hear your perspective, I feel much better prepared now.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Hello Lynnie, Thank you very much for your kind words about my blog. I appreciate the positive feedback, and I'm so pleased to hear that my blog is useful to you as a future expat.

    I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Again, thank you!

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  4. Its the day after thanksgiving and my pants dont fit. I ate too much.

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  5. LOL - that's a common after-effect of Thanksgiving.

    (and I'm sure most British readers know you mean your trousers)

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  6. India is also catching up with this thanks giving thing. Great though...

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