Is Halloween and Thanks giving just an American thing?
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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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.
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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.
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' :))