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November 19, 2011 8:26 PM
I know it's a mainly American Holiday but do you celebrate it in your country or something like it? And what do you eat/tradition?
  7646729
November 19, 2011 8:37 PM
Have you done any research on the Thanksgiving tradition/holiday?
  5786445
November 19, 2011 8:40 PM
No we don't celebrate your thanksgiving day. We have Australia Day 26th January when we celebrate the arrival of the first fleet from England in 1788..the native aborigines call in invasion day and think we shouldn't celebrate it. It is a public holiday here! But really...From Christmas to Australia Day long weekend in January is party time in Australia!!! Summer, beach, pool, bbq's and family and friends.
Our other day of rememberance is Anzac Day 25th April..remembering the fallen soldiers from WW1 to the most recent wars...Lest we Forget!! We have a public holiday too and street parades from the armed services in cities and towns everywhere!They say that that is when the Australian spirit was born..out of our convict heritage!
Hope this helps..
  5960283
November 19, 2011 8:43 PM
do you understand what Thanksgiving is celebrating?
November 19, 2011 8:45 PM
noway
  11265904
November 19, 2011 8:46 PM
See I don't like the idea of celebrating genocide and invasion really, but each to their ownnnnnn
  3052045
November 19, 2011 8:48 PM
Since Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, their harvest holiday would be in May, if they have one.

Canada has a Thanksgiving day, but it's nothing like the one in the US. They don't even take off work.

Anyone who isn't American, if an American invites you to eat at their house on Thanksgiving, you definitely want to accept!
  12247229
November 19, 2011 8:48 PM
I think, in general that tradition is extremely important. Just curious what people celebrate and yes I have learned about our holiday in school when it was aloud to be taught. Just curious. So expound on those holiday traditions.
  7646729
November 19, 2011 8:48 PM
I'm thinking it would be more of Extreme Makeover, Deportation Edition.
  5786445
November 19, 2011 8:49 PM
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Since Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, their harvest holiday would be in May, if they have one.

Canada has a Thanksgiving day, but it's nothing like the one in the US. They don't even take off work.

Anyone who isn't American, if an American invites you to eat at their house on Thanksgiving, you definitely want to accept!

Very Sweet!love
  7646729
November 19, 2011 8:51 PM
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I think, in general that tradition is extremely important. Just curious what people celebrate and yes I have learned about our holiday in school when it was aloud to be taught. Just curious. So expound on those holiday traditions.


Why wouldn't Thanksgiving be allowed to be taught?
  6652417
November 19, 2011 8:55 PM
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I think, in general that tradition is extremely important. Just curious what people celebrate and yes I have learned about our holiday in school when it was aloud to be taught. Just curious. So expound on those holiday traditions.


Why wouldn't Thanksgiving be allowed to be taught?

With all the political correctness the teaching of American values seems to go out the window in public school and history. My opinion. Sorry I brought it up. Lets keep to the subject, my bad. Truly I appologize. And BTW I am aware that each county within the US is different by protocall.
  7646729
November 19, 2011 8:56 PM
Well since it is all about aliens, I don't think it should be limited to North America. Just because the pilgram/indian aliens visited N. America first doesn't mean that they couldn't visit other countries in the future.

Though the real question I have now is, is there "stuffing" in Australia tongue
November 19, 2011 8:56 PM
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Well since it is all about aliens, I don't think it should be limited to North America. Just because the pilgram/indian aliens visited N. America first doesn't mean that they couldn't visit other countries in the future.

Though the real question I have now is, is there "stuffing" in Australia tongue

LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!love love love love love love love
  7646729
November 19, 2011 8:58 PM
Isnt Americas thanksgiving holiday to do with the native indians and the pilgrims sharing a feast, im Australian so dont know much about it but if thats the holiday then it obviously wouldnt make much sense for us to celebrate it seeing as we werent there and it has nothing to do with our country

having said that though it seems like a lovely holiday any chance to meet up with family and prepare a big feast is awesome in my eyes plus a extra day off nice!
  10685603
November 19, 2011 8:59 PM
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Well since it is all about aliens, I don't think it should be limited to North America. Just because the pilgram/indian aliens visited N. America first doesn't mean that they couldn't visit other countries in the future.

Though the real question I have now is, is there "stuffing" in Australia tongue


and where there infact ghosts at the alien feast?
  10685603
November 19, 2011 9:00 PM
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having said that though it seems like a lovely holiday any chance to meet up with family and prepare a big feast is awesome in my eyes plus a extra day off nice!

Exactly what I'm going for! Any likewise traditions?
  7646729
November 19, 2011 9:05 PM
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Why wouldn't Thanksgiving be allowed to be taught?


Because the Puritans stole the land, brought disease, enslaved the natives, and brutality/degradation thrust upon a noble people, to name a few?

ETA: Not reasons for it not to be taught, but why some countries are surprised we celebrate it.
Edited by daffodilsoup On November 19, 2011 9:05 PM
November 19, 2011 9:05 PM
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Since Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, their harvest holiday would be in May, if they have one.

Canada has a Thanksgiving day, but it's nothing like the one in the US. They don't even take off work.

Anyone who isn't American, if an American invites you to eat at their house on Thanksgiving, you definitely want to accept!

Very Sweet!love


We don't take it off work? Man, good thing you don't miss much on skipping one day of school, I've missed it for the past 18 years noway

Canadians celebrate thanksgiving, its a big holiday here too. We don't have a specific "date", its just always the second Monday of October.(yay for three days of gluttony)
November 19, 2011 9:09 PM
No, we don't do thanksgiving.......It's very close to Christmas isn't it?
Someone in the house must be doing a lot of preparation in those 4 weeks.
Christmas and Boxing day is enough temptation for this little black duck!
November 19, 2011 9:10 PM
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Why wouldn't Thanksgiving be allowed to be taught?


Because the Puritans stole the land, brought disease, enslaved the natives, and brutality/degradation thrust upon a noble people, to name a few?

ETA: Not reasons for it not to be taught, but why some countries are surprised we celebrate it.


Yeah, get that, I didn't think that's what she meant, though. Some parst of the U.S. celebrate Columbus day and schools are closed. The state I live in pretty much doesn't, at least I know schools and businesses aren't closed but federal stuff might be. Same arguments are made for that day. Just wondering if Thanksgiving wasn't taught anymore, and why, as I don't know any elementary school age children.
  6652417
November 19, 2011 9:12 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Why wouldn't Thanksgiving be allowed to be taught?

Because the Puritans stole the land, brought disease, enslaved the natives, and brutality/degradation thrust upon a noble people, to name a few?

ETA: Not reasons for it not to be taught, but why some countries are surprised we celebrate it.

noway Lets not go there. Holiday traditions please.
  7646729
November 19, 2011 9:12 PM
Heather gave you some good info - US thanksgiving is specific to your country, so no we don't celebrate it in Australia.
We don't really have an equivalent holiday, Australia Day probably comes closest in that it marks the Day the British arriving in Australia but there isn't the harvest festival connection.
As Aus Day is in January, summer, it's all about barbeques and the beach and fireworks.
Edited by Rubybelle On November 19, 2011 9:13 PM
  4147547
November 19, 2011 9:13 PM
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Heather gave you some good info - US thanksgiving is specific to your country, so no we don't celebrate it in Australia.
We don't really have an equivalent holiday, Australia Day probably comes closest in that it marks the Day the British arriving in Australia but there isn't the harvest festival connection.

Thank you! EXactly what I am looking for! Thanks for your info!
  7646729
November 19, 2011 9:16 PM
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noway Lets not go there. Holiday traditions please.


You got it. Sorry, had to be "that guy" for one post. :D
Edited by daffodilsoup On November 19, 2011 9:16 PM

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