Thanksgiving?Doubts

November 24, 2016 1:38am CST
Hello myLotters..Hope you all are doing good.. Well,I know today is thanksgiving day.But in India we are working normaly,no celebration nothing ,I guess many of them dont even know today is Thanksgiving day. I have been seeing discussion in mylot about thanksgiving and I googled to know more about thanksgiving day and google gave me different origin and different stories. Now I am very keen to know about Thanksgiving day.There are many question like When it started? Who started it? Who celebrates it? Why turkey? So much of questions And how you gonna celebrate it?
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@JolietJake (50952)
• United States
24 Nov 16
In India, Thanksgiving Day is August 15th and has a different origin than the American holiday.
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24 Nov 16
august 15 is our Independence day
@JolietJake (50952)
• United States
24 Nov 16
@vaishu0106 That's not what the Web says about it
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@JolietJake (50952)
• United States
24 Nov 16
Dates for Thanksgiving Day – India
• Calgary, Alberta
24 Nov 16
Native Americans Mourn during the day of Thanks giving. They see it as a celebration of their genocide:
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• Calgary, Alberta
24 Nov 16
@vaishu0106 The fairy tale is the Natives welcomed the Europeans with Open arms and celebrated with a delicious dinner. Sounds like a sweet story right? That is when Thanks giving became a tradition.... Well 15 years after the first thanks giving, Many Natives got massacred. I am not sure I will enjoy eating Turkey and Apple pie on a Holiday like that.
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24 Nov 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker hope you enjoyed your day
• Calgary, Alberta
24 Nov 16
@vaishu0106 @vaishu0106 You have no reaction from it's dark history?
• Guangzhou, China
24 Nov 16
it's a celebrated day in North Ameica country--US and Canada, about the Indian The Ameircan original inhabitants help Americans to plant food, and survived in the winter.. I only remember this
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24 Nov 16
how you are gonna celebrate this day
• Guangzhou, China
24 Nov 16
@vaishu0106 no idea..just call friends and parents
• Guangzhou, China
24 Nov 16
@vaishu0106 it's not a special day for Chinese.
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@garymarsh6 (13440)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 16
This Thanksgiving is an American celebration for the success of the harvest and probably had a religious connotation thanking God for their harvest. A time for families to get together to celebrate and be grateful. It is not celebrating the defeat of the British that is celebrated on Independence day! So for us we do not celebrate it here in the UK but have our own harvest festivals where food is donated to the church and distributed to the elderly or needy normally in September time.
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26 Nov 16
Do you celebrate thanksgiving? Thanks for the info
@garymarsh6 (13440)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 16
@vaishu0106 Only the harvest festival in September but we also get to celebrate Vaisakhi festival as well as there is a very large Sikh community in my town with a very large procession through the town with a parade, dancing and singing. It is very colourful and a great afternoon usually around Easter time!
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@rina110383 (24141)
24 Nov 16
We don't celebrate it.
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24 Nov 16
Where are you from?
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@rina110383 (24141)
24 Nov 16
@vaishu0106 Philippines.
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@Fishmomma (11508)
• United States
24 Nov 16
First lets start with some history Pilgrims and natives celebrated the harvest, which lasted three days in 1621. Next celebrated 1676 in Massachusetts, then 1777 all 13 colonies celebrated, but these dates were,'t the official celebrates. George Washington made it a National Holiday in 1789 and Lincoln made it the last Thursday of November in 1863. Congress made it a legal holiday in 1941. The meaning of Thanksgiving has changed over the years and in a family. I celebrate by giving thanks for the food in front of me and the joy I have to be able to sit down to a meal with friends and family. People have added their customs, gratitude for survival, defeat over the British, submission of the local natives are some of what has been celebrated over the years. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone that celebrates the day. May we all have plenty to eat and a happy day.
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24 Nov 16
Thanks for the info....happy thanksgiving day!
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@Jackalyn (6657)
• Oxford, England
24 Nov 16
I too hope our US friends will fill us in. I believe this festival is one which just affects them and other countries would have different reasons for a Thanksgiving day.
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24 Nov 16
yeah there are different reasons...
@nomus24g (22126)
• India
24 Nov 16
In India, many Catholics celebrate the same
24 Nov 16
yes they do..But I doubt they celebrate in a grand way coz in my society I have many catholic families..Its a normal day for them
@nomus24g (22126)
• India
24 Nov 16
@vaishu0106 I knw catholics who goes out for dinner, Turkey special...I'd been with them last to last year also
24 Nov 16
@nomus24g oh is it...you did not ask them why they celebrate this day? and why turkey in special?
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