Happy Thanksgiving Day, US and all

For Thanksgiving Day I’m sharing again the post I wrote for this occasion last year. To everyone celebrating today, I hope you have a wonderful time.

Here’s a little special something to share the message of today:


Take It Easy

Even from 3,000 miles away it hasn’t escaped our notice that today is Thanksgiving Day. I watch a lot of American TV shows, many of which – like NCIS – have Thanksgiving specials, and until the past few years I’d always thought of Thanksgiving Day as being something celebrated only in the USA. I was a little surprised, therefore, to find both that is celebrated in several countries and that its roots actually go back to post-Reformation England, no doubt prompted by the Pilgrim Fathers’ journey across the pond on the Mayflower. This is in no way to deny the day its American roots, though – it seems that celebrations have taken place in some places there since the late 16th century. I’ll admit to having to consult Google and Wikipedia for that!

Basically, the day is to give thanks for a good harvest, before the onset of winter. In the…

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