Thanks on Thanksgiving Day!
November 22, 2017 8:50pm CST
I don't really know when thanksgiving day exactly is and I just saw a post about it. It's today but we don't celebrate that in our country. I know nothing about thanksgiving day. But I am grateful for today because I received something from a client who became a good friend. They are so generous that it's hard to refuse them when they give something. And when they do, they don't give cheap items. So even though I don't understand what exactly is thanksgiving for, I'm giving thanks to all the generous people who constantly spoil me with presents. I am giving thanks for a wonderful blessed life I am enjoying. And I am grateful for just waking up alive today! Happy thanksgiving to those who are celebrating!
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The Philippines have been copying the western culture for so many years that we start to lose our own traditional ways. That's why I'd rather celebrate our own than copy from others. I have learned that celebrating thanksgiving in the US is historical. We don't share the same history. But we have our thanksgiving, but it's not the same date celebrated in the whole country nor is it a holiday. It's different per island.
I'm a makeup enthusiast and I can tell fakes from authentic. Plus the person who has given it to me is a person who owns a 20M house with 7 bedrooms, a 110sqm condo in Rockwell (she lives in the same condo as KC Concepcion), and who owns a very profitable and big business in Manila. I will not tell which company to protect her privacy. Most of the people who have given me presents wouldn't dare give me an imitation item as they all know that I'm very particular with brand names. I am very familiar with the brand Octard and it's from Meiko. I have a similar set of makeup from Meiko which was released ahead of Octard called Naturactor so I don't need to check the website for its authenticity.
It is said that American Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a public holiday to them. As far as I know, many of the Americans celebrate it more than Christmas Day. And if during Christmas day here in the Philippines, we have Ham on our table, in them is a Turkey on their table every Thanksgiving Day....
i did not know about thanksgiving day until i asked my sister just this lunchtime. she said it is thanksgiving day about 3 days before Christ the King (or Cristo Rey). i said it is not marked in the calendar. she said the day is already marked even without posting in the calendar.
i know that it always falls on the last thursday of november (so the date is movable). it's the exact date of halloween that i still haven't memorized, but i do know it's before our all saint's day/all soul's day. every christmas, we have one neighbor who always gives us grapes, and another neighbor who always gives us ham. i'm always thankful about that.
• Calgary, Alberta
@toniganzon Remember I am Peruvian and Latinos have Native American blood. I do not want to celebrate the murder of my people? I have more reason to not celebrate it. I can have turkey any time of the year.
@Courtlynn Yeah I know about how it is celebrated just don't know the history and why it is celebrated exactly. Most of my relatives are in the US and they do celebrate it but I just don't bother ask them why and what's it for since we don't celebrate it here anyway.
Only North Americans and Canadians celebrate, it is to give thanks in memory of the first harvest the Pilgrims had when they moved to the New World. In the United States it is always celebrated the 3rd Thursday of November in Canada the second Monday of October.
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
We really don't celebrate. In fact we usually go to a bar. We are staying home today, but not really eating a special meal. Happy Thanksgiving to you anyway, even if you don't really celebrate in the Philippines.