Is Halloween and Thanks giving just an American thing?

@mojcica (1512)
Slovenia
October 13, 2008 11:53am CST
I know the story behind both days, but I am wondering are those two only celebrated in America or some other countries around the have it aswell? I'm european and we dont have it here, I know the neighbour countries not having them either but honestly am not sure about the rest.
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@sandra966 (269)
• Spain
13 Oct 08
Halloween is celebrated in the UK as well now. It used to be that Halloween passed us by, but we went all out for Bonfire Night (5th November), but what with all the American influence, now there is Trick or Treating. Thanksgiving is only celebrated in the US. We save our turkeys for Christmas.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
14 Oct 08
I often wonderd what that turkey thing was about...never really checked it but I was curious :) Didnt know about the UK either, so thatnks for telling me ;) Have a lovely day.
@vijigopi (991)
• United States
13 Oct 08
I think so too because I have not heard of either of these before I came to U.S. It's almost like everyone is being forced to celebrate these days because they become sort of a theme in all the schools for October and November, so people who don't know anything about these holidays are in for a surprise the first time they come to U.S.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
14 Oct 08
Yes I know what you mean, but it also goes outside the borders of US since many try to make it a tradition, especially the halloween, also here...I mean you can see in every shop or catallog things to buy for halloween, and Im like 'hellloooo we do not have halloween here' :))
• United States
13 Oct 08
I think that many countries have their own versions of these holidays but yes I think that these are just American related.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
14 Oct 08
We have none of those, the most similar thing to halloween is carnival time, though this happens every year at the end of the winter (the same time as Carneval in Rio) and last several days.