National feasts

Aaron Platt, Staff

We have finally reached the month of November and we certainly do know that not all countries celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Some other countries do all else but celebrate thanksgiving, there is more than one special day during November for other countries. Countries like Japan and Germany have similar days to thanksgiving. They celebrate in the harvest that they get from around that time of the year. Thanksgiving 2010

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In Germany, the residents celebrate something called “Erntedank” which means harvest thanksgiving festival. This is an example of what is celebrated when the harvest is big and plentiful for the time being. This is also different by the time that this holiday is celebrated by is on the first week of October and was also celebrated before even the pre-Christian pagan times. This clearly isn’t something new and the things that are done during this time is every similar to the holiday of thanksgiving.

Germany

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Of course countries like Canada, Saint Lucia and Liberia still celebrate Thanksgiving the same way that the U.S. does. Sometimes this is celebrated at different times at different countries.

 

Germany

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