Names of other countries that celebrate Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in America because of the help offered to the new settlers by the Indians their first winter here. Other countries do not celebrate Thanksgiving since the historic basis is unique to America, but there may be similar holidays where other countries celebrate what they are thankful for.
Yes. Thanksgiving as a holiday is in fact celebrated in many countries. Thanksgiving is essentially a harvest related festival. It celebrates the harvest when it is completed. Though it is often said to have been originated in America, a number of other countries celebrate harvest related festivals and had done so long before the Pilgrims. Worldwide, harvest celebrations are observed with different names and at different times depending on the harvest season of the country.
For the same reason as other countries celebrate thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest, the bountiful time when all the effort of the spring planting and summer growing season are collected and shared. Canadians celebrate this a few weeks earlier than our American cousins to the south because our harvest comes sooner.
Canada has Thanksgiving (2nd Monday in October), the USA has Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November), but no other countries have a National Day of Thanksgiving. Not even Australia. The Canadian and American troops located in Afghanistan do have a celebration to remember the day, but the people of Afghanistan do not have a Thanksgiving Day.
The tradition of Thanksgiving is not strictly an American tradition per say. This holiday is celebrated in many countries including Canada, and normally follows the last major harvest of the season. Although in other countries it may be celebrated under a different name. The term Thanksgiving itself is strictly a north American tradition used in both the US and Canada.
apparently they don't even actually celebrate it . -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Spain doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving, because remember the Pilgrims came to America to Plymouth rock and that's the reason Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. So, really no other country other than North America celebrates it. However, they celebrate Día de los Muertos. (Day of the dead) and I think that's similar to Thanksgiving for them. :)
No, it is celebrated in other countries such as Canada. The basis to Thanksgiving in America are unrelated to the other Thanksgiving holidays. The reason it is unrelated is because Thanksgiving was to celebrate the co mingling and help the native Americans gave to the Pilgrims. By showing them how to make a crop live long enough to be fruit full. So in Essenes thanksgiving is only an American holiday.
Each region has its unique customs and traditions to jubilate the occasion. Canada celebrates thanksgiving on the second Monday in the month of October. India also has a number of harvest related festivals in different regions. Other Asian countries such as China, Malaysia and Korea celebrate the festival on different dates. Harmony, peace, feeling gratitude is the underlying theme of the celebration all over the world.
No. As a nation, we do not celebrate Thanksgiving in Ireland. Thanksgiving, which is an American holiday, celebrates the coming together of the Native Americans and Pilgrims to celebrate the first harvest. It has subsequently become a day of "giving thanks"- This is a purely American holiday. Some other countries have different forms of Thanksgiving, but not this particular one. There may also be other forms of "being thankful' here but nothing linked back to…
Germans celebrate Erntedankfest, which is their version of Thanksgiving. It's not celebrated on a certain date; different regions may celebrate on different days. It is more religious in nature than the American Thanksgiving. Many families serve traditional German foods instead of turkey and other dishes associated with American Thanksgivings.
The United States and Canada Thanksgiving is predominately celebrated in the United States and Canada, Canada on the second Monday of October and the United States on the fourth Thursday of November. Other countries that celebrate Thanksgiving are: Liberia (West Africa) - fourth Thursday of November The Netherlands - same day as the U.S. Thanksgiving - A non-denominational church service is held in the Pieterskerk, a Gothic church in Leiden, in the morning. It commemorates…