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Hi, all EF-LO'ers
I would like to wish our American friends at home and abroad a happy Thanksgiving holiday!
I am in the USA for the holiday, staying with some friends, so I get to experience this wonderful holiday of gorging and NFL football!
Are there any particular Thanksgiving traditions that I should know about, on regional terms? I'm getting the traditional New England Thanksgiving this year. What do they do in the American South or in the West.
For everyone else, does your country or region have an equivalent holiday?
In Germany, we have Erntedankfest, which celebrates the harvest of the year. It comes with the first Sunday in Oktober and loosely is related to the Oktoberfest for which Bavaria has become so famous. The German holiday, however, is much more religious in nature than American Thanksgiving?
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From personal experience, the difference between American regions (East Coast, Southern, West Coast and Mid-west) lies mainly in the variations on the meal served (more the additions to the meal than the main course though).
The "traditional" parts seem to be the Turkey (obviously), the stuffing (my family's has sausage in it ) and the sweet potatoes (though there has been some discusion on this) Aside from that the other side-dishes vary all over the board.
However, the East Coast region has the benefit of having more physical history relative to the actual holiday itself (pilgrims and indians and all that) whereas, in certain areas of the mid-west, the holiday itself tends to be taken lightly and is viewed with more an air of seasonal feasting than any actual historical significance (it's hard to take a holiday seriously when it tries to base it's history on technical theft and stupidity).
But the country-over will be filled with plays and pageants in elementary schools devoted to the "First Thanksgiving".
I personally enjoy the holiday for the namesake itself, and like to Give serious Thanks to the better things in my life at this time. And it's always a good way to start off the holiday season.
And let's not forget the football. :w00t:
If you want some real info on it you can look here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_day
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My local friends and i have our traditional American Football game every thanksgiving which is nice. In addition my local GW store-GW Cherry Hill runs the "Tank Bash" every saturday after thanks giving for the last 3-4 years i think. Its a whole lot of fun where you can bring anything with an armor value. Last year i brought my Iron Warriors. This year the Blue Moon speed kult comes out here's what is coming so far.
Looted Demolisher x1
Looted Basilisk x1
Looted Russ x1
Gun Trukks x3
Buggies x 17
Kans x3 (i am weedy i know)
Everything painted and converted orky style... i'm actually going to have picture up in the gallery hopeful sometime next week.
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I just wanted to take a second and wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Have fun, enjoy the day, and most of all, stay safe.
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Usually, my family goes up to New York City to see a Broadway play for Thanksgiving, but this year we couldn't, as my mother just had open heart surgery. So we're having it at the house.
Thanksgiving is all about eating too much food, then eating too much of the leftovers the next day!
Happy Thanksgiving, folks.