Why do people get excited over Thanks Giving? I mean its just another holiday.


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Jaimie  JT Profile
Jaimie JT answered

It's honestly my favourite holiday :) no gifts to buy ... No stress ...No work ....you just get to hang with family ...eat stuffing and pumpkin pie.... Then go home and put on yoga pants and watch starwars ! That's Canadian thanksgiving anyway :)

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Jaimie  JT
Jaimie JT commented
Lol :) my thanksgiving was last month :( but I know yours is coming up ...so I'll buy a bottle to celebrate!!! ( Pssst I would have bought a bottle anyway that weekend ..but let's fake that I'm being considerate :p )
Corey The Goofyhawk
Either way works for me, lol!
Jaimie  JT
Jaimie JT commented
:) wine and light sabers :p
Ray  Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered

It is a uniquely North American holiday. I've done the joke before, and here it comes again:

I was living in Ventura. Everyone told me to get a turkey for thanksgiving.

I did.

I called him Gerald, and gave him the run of the patio.

He didn't seem that interested in Thanksgiving (and was a rotten companion anyway).

I returned to England shortly afterwards. Gerald stayed in Ventura.

Corey The Goofyhawk Profile
Corey The Goofyhawk , Epic has no limit, answered

There's turkey and stuffing and gravy and cranberry sauce and pecan pie and my wife doesn't take my Mountain Dew away when I've had to much... What's not to like?

Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

It's the food and I don't have to cook it. AND, my favorite pizza place makes a turkey dinner pizza the day after Thanksgiving. It's da bomb!!!

Yin And Yang Profile
Yin And Yang answered

If you ever had my dads turkey then it would be your favorite day as well! :0)

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Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy commented
I see Yin cooked the turkey with a blowtorch again.
Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang commented
Wait a minute now....... Turkey IS the one thing I am known for that people actually came from another state for my turkey...... but it seems to only work for every third turkey. :0(
I failed miserably the second time they came for it.
Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang commented
Thank GOD I never got into those deep fried turkeys! O_O
Maurice Korvo Profile
Maurice Korvo answered

You are right, for most it is just another holiday.  But if you lived in a farming community in the past it was a time to celebrate getting the crops in before winter, and to thank God for the crops.  It is still a big holiday for many, especially in the small communities.

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Maurice Korvo
Maurice Korvo commented
Born in Saskatchewan, now living in Alberta. And you have only read SOME of my answers??? Get busy and check them all out!! (and I am assuming your home provinces are Ontario or Quebec?
Maurice Korvo
Maurice Korvo commented
Maybe I have just mellowed with age? LOL
Jaimie  JT
Jaimie JT commented
Lol :) I was guessing Saskatchewan , or PEI :p so I win !!! Kinda ... I hadn't considered Alberta ... Yeah I was born in Quebec and now live in Ontario :) fair enough .. I haven't read enough of your answers :) I'll keep checking them out now that I've found another Canadian :)
Levi F. Profile
Levi F. answered

I love Tanksgibbons (that's what I call it). If you like good home-cooked food and like spending time with your family, then you'll like it, and since I like both of those, bring it on :)

Water Nebula Profile
Water Nebula answered

The holiday when we celebrate genocide, betrayal, disease, starvation, and suffering by drowning out reality with the carcasse of a deadly avian dinosaur (yeah, the former symbol of America before the bald eagle, and we show our love by feasting on its flesh)

Or in more modern terms, Thanksgiving is a marketing ploy that stemmed from an old tradition that was corrupted and then altered in order to give gullible consumers the impression that what they were buying was somehow paying respect to past events, and not a money trap designed for a corporate master plan

You're right. Why do people love it?

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Jaimie  JT
Jaimie JT commented
Oh wow...... Maybe you should put some reddi whip on your pumpkin pie ... Reddi whip always makes me happy.
Water Nebula
Water Nebula commented
Will do xD
Jaimie  JT
Jaimie JT commented
Lol :) awesome:) ....I once wrote an essay on "Canadian Genocide "' so I get why you're linking it to Thanksgiving ... I get where you're coming from.... But reddi whip is awesome ;)
Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

It is a time for families to get together, and share in the preparation and consumption of food. It is a time to remember those things in our lives that we are thankful for.

Roast turkey and Roast duck? . . . Yes please!

Bikergirl Anonymous Profile

It is supposedly a holiday to give thanks.  It's significance is fall harvest. Give thanks for a bountiful harvest .. Give thanks for all the blessings one has been 'blessed' with.  Giving thanks for food on the table and family and friends to share with.  It's a time to reflect and appreciate all you have been given.

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