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Who Else Celebrates Thanksgiving Today?

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by suzecat, Nov 27, 2014.

    Nov 27, 2014
  1. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    California
    Just a curious American wondering who celebrates Thanksgiving day today? If you do, how? Do you have all your family there? What is the standard menu you expect will be served?

    Like my family gets together (whoever is in town) at my mom's house. She cooks the meal which is sometimes beef or turkey or seafood. Nothing like being fed by mom. :D
     
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  3. incrediblestuff

    incrediblestuff SearchingForTheHolyGrail! CAG webmeister

    Occupation:
    Currently: Self employed, Previously: Manager
    Location:
    Mostly the Netherlands
    I like the spirit of this particular special day, but we aren't to big on it here in Europe, as far as i know...
    We do have some similar church-related thanking and praying days, which are quite similar in origin, but aren't considered national holidays, nor popular among most families. The ones that do honour these days usually just go to church or do something modest at home, since the social circles that "celebrate" this day are mostly quite Orthodox :p

    I would love adopt the day in Holland though, as i like the idea, and i also, since being online a lot, participate in it slightly ^^
    The only thing i really notice are Casino bonuses! lol.
     
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  5. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    I think it's an America only thing isn't it?
    Sounds and looks like our Christmas dinner - just a month too early! :p

    KK
     
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  7. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    I'm a Canucklehead
    Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving as well. We just have ours in October.
     
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  9. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    Just another Thursday in Germany.
     
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  11. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots webmeister

    Occupation:
    Nursing & Run Bus Trips
    Location:
    Hartford,Ct
    I know it's my year to work....:(
    I do the cooking for the 14 of us every other year. Sometimes it's better to go to work lol it gives me a break from it.
    Have a great Thanksgiving everyone.
    Who Else Celebrates Thanksgiving Today?: happy-thanksgiving-3.gif,Nov 27, 2014
     
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  13. blonde

    blonde Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Writer/Freelancer, 7 years and going strong.
    Location:
    London, Aussie...hell who knows
    We do turkey on Thanksgiving and Ham and another meat on Christmas. This year we have tons to be thankful for so we are deep frying a bird and roasting one, and of course all the trimmings. I'm stuffed already just thinking about it.LOL


    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!
     
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  15. Cleveland

    Cleveland Meister Member

    Occupation:
    Professional problem solver
    Location:
    Texas
    Entire (dad and moms side) family gets together.

    Food wise there will be the following for sure: A ham, a turkey (cooked however), another turkey fried (yes we're black), some style of chicken dish possibly roasted, homemade yeast rolls (courtesy of the best mother in the world), potato salad, dirty rice dressing, normal rice dressing, sweet potato casserole, baked beans, macaroni and cheese (probably normal, but possibly baked), green beans, salad, mash potatoes, cranberry sauce, and cornbread stuffing (think that's what it's called).

    Desert typically will be chocolate pecan pie, regular pecan pie, cherry jubilee, cookies (various), **possibly a sweet potatoes pie**, and fruit salad.

    ^ Those are what come to mind, but I know I'm forgetting stuff. About to finish doing a few things around here, and then finish baking, and then head down to my parents house for Thanksgiving etc. Everyone here is invited by the way. Just sayin!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL.....


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  17. Zabier

    Zabier Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    Writer
    Location:
    Cardiff
    I do like the idea of Thanksgiving Day but it isn't something celebrated over here in Wales. We have St David's Day which is when we celebrate our patron saint but not sure the two can really be compared... particularly because St David's Day isn't until 1st March either!

    Do you guys not feel it gets in the way of the pre-Christmas excitement or is it when your pre-Christmas excitement really kicks in?
     
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  19. miso

    miso Meister Member MM

    Occupation:
    accountant
    Location:
    Ireland
    I work for a South Carolina based company, and this year they decided they have excellent four day window to update our system.
    Read "shut all computers down for half a week and let them use pen and paper in Ireland" :D Fair enough, this way it will affect the least amount of people.

    This is the second day, and to be honest it really is refreshing, shame we have to upload all data manually next week, when the new system is up and running.

    To answer the question, no, we don't celebrate but we participate in a way ;)
     
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  21. MaryJean

    MaryJean Senior Member MM

    Occupation:
    Rancher
    Location:
    Northern California
    We have the usual Turkey and Dressing type meal with Pumpkin Pie and Whipped Cream for dessert.

    I am the Mom----and of course I have the dinner for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter -----.

    I know its warm and fuzzy to go home to Mom's for the holidays, but I wonder----
    Does anyone ever invite MOM to their house?

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody---Happy Stuffing!:p

    MaryJean
     
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