Thanksgiving Around the World

Image: Sarah Pinault

While the celebration of Thanksgiving in America dates back to 1621, and in Canada even earlier, we are not the only continent to set aside a day to be thankful. Adding to my list of ways to geek out over the holidays, a website that helps in searching online colleges, has posted a listing of eight of the more grandiose worldwide celebrations of Thanksgiving. It’s a neat way to look at this holiday, and see how similar and dissimilar our own celebrations are with other cultures. Food, folklore and fellowship of family and friends are common themes across the globe.

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