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 :)
I get excited over boobs. Not Thanksgiving.
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 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.
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!!!
If you ever had my dads turkey then it would be your favorite day as well! :0)
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.
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 :)
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?
I really like turkey.
Thanksgiving time is the only time of the year I can get fresh (never frozen) turkey.
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!
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.