Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends!

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One of the great weirdnesses of living here in the UK is being reminded of how completely American a holiday Thanksgiving is, effectively ignored on the rest of the planet. (Much like American Football, to which it is quite closely connected!)

‘Twere it not for various on-line reminders and communications from (American) friends and family, one could easily miss the whole thing. I, to be honest, only realized quite late in the day that Thanksgiving was today – I had been thinking it was next week.

But it’s today, so happy Thanksgiving! Now go read Athena’s cool Thanksgiving poem and enjoy your feasts!

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2 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends!”

  1. I know of two people who made air travel reservations …. thinking that Thanksgiving was next week. You didnt have to leave to continent to get confused by the early date :-)

  2. That makes me feel much better :-). At least my confusion didn’t cost me a ton of money or public embarrassment.

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