Celebrate Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Around the World

23 Responses

  1. Lisa says:

    Enjoy Thanksgiving and being with your family. Thank you for linking to my post about Sukkot.

  2. Abby Jo says:

    Great read! I was JUST talking to somebody the other day about Thanksgiving in other countries!

    • Kiyoko says:

      Writing this post definitely sparked a lot of conversations with people I knew too. I had a lot of friends and family be like, “Wait, other countries besides the US celebrate Thanksgiving?”

  3. Ellie says:

    This is a really interesting article! Coming from the UK it’s not something I think about often, so it’s fascinating to hear about these traditions in other countries. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kiyoko says:

      I constantly find myself at opposite ends of the spectrum. Sometimes I get so used to the holidays and traditions I grew up with that I find myself surprised when I visit other places and find that they don’t celebrate the holiday or have other traditions for it. At other times, I think that certain things are unique to the United States, so I’m a little bit shocked when I find other places that celebrate it too!

  4. Sujenne says:

    Here in Curaçao we don’t celebrate this tradition. Although I would love to actually be part of it someday. It looks amazing.

    • Kiyoko says:

      I think thats one of the greatest parts about travel! You get to experience holidays and traditions that you would never get to experience back home! Plus, I feel like I get a much deeper understanding of a place when I get to actually participate in the local festivities.

  5. madhu says:

    Beautiful write up, glad to learn how even different cultures has so much in common. even in India we celebrate harvest festival , here almost every state will different festivals 🙂

  6. Max says:

    I just finished teaching a lesson on how Thanksgiving is like American Chuseok, to my little Korean students. I only wish I taught some older kids so that I could share some of these other cultures with them. They already understand Chuseok, so understanding that other cultures celebrate similar things can only lead to better cultural awareness. Not from 8-year-olds, though, unfortunately. My Korean’s not that good. 😉
    Thanks for sharing, though; this was a great read. Happy Turkey Day! ^^

    • Kiyoko says:

      I wish more schools talked about holidays around the world! Growing up in the US, I only ever heard about how the Indians and colonists came together to celebrate the harvest. I think knowing that other countries do the same would have helped me have a greater appreciation for other cultures (and not feel so ignorant when I’m traveling)

  7. Sushmita says:

    This post is very informative. For someone who hails from a country where Thanksgiving is not major festival, this post surely gave a lot of information 🙂

    • Kiyoko says:

      It’s definitely interesting to see which countries celebrate it, and which countries make it a big deal and which ones don’t. Just goes to show how diverse the world is and how much we have to learn!

  8. Ashfina says:

    Amazing write up! Wish India had this too 🙁 Here we only have a handful of restaurants doing Thanksgiving weekend special brunch / menu.

  9. Yay, good to know this celebrations all over the world and how they are celebrated. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  10. Ann says:

    Great article! I didn’t know that other countries celebrated their own Thanksgiving, besides the United States and Canada. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kiyoko says:

      I was vaguely aware that Thanksgiving was a thing in other countries, but I had no idea how much until I started doing the research for this post. It was definitely informative for me as well!

  11. Ivan says:

    I especially love the tradition of Thanksgiving! It gives you this awesome feeling of unity with the family! Here in Dresden, we don’t usually celebrate Erntedankfest that wide, but I was thrilled to attend the celebration in Munich several years ago!

  12. Bonnita says:

    its good to know this celebrations are all over the world and how they are celebrated.which countries make it a big deal and which ones do not. it goes ahead to show how diverse the world is and how much we have to learn.

    • Kiyoko says:

      I love learning about how other countries celebrate the holidays I do. It reminds me of the diversity of the world and helps me keep an open mind to other cultures.

  13. Wow! Such an enlightening post, Kiyoko. I’ve learned so much about the different celebrations around the world from your post. It seems so fun! 😉

    • Kiyoko says:

      Glad it was informative. I always think it’s interesting to see how other cultures and places do things differently from me.

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