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Message 3477 - Posted: 22 Nov 2007, 13:02:03 UTC

Thanksgiving - Celebrated the 4th Thursday of November.
In the United States, Thanksgiving is a four day weekend which usually marks a pause in school and college calendars. Most business and government workers (78% in 2007) are also given both Thanksgiving and the day after as paid holidays. Families and friends gather for a reunion, a day of thanks, and a festive meal.

Thanksgiving meals are traditionally family events where certain kinds of food are served. First and foremost, turkey is the featured item in most Thanksgiving feasts (so much so that Thanksgiving is sometimes facetiously referred to as \"Turkey Day\"). Stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn, turnips, and pumpkin pie are commonly associated with Thanksgiving dinner. Often guests bring food items or help with cooking in the kitchen as part of a happy, communal meal.

In keeping with the holiday theme of giving thanks, during the socializing or meal, people talk about what they are thankful for or tell about experiences during the past year which have caused them to feel grateful.

Read more about this holiday in wikipedia

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Message 4330 - Posted: 2 Nov 2008, 1:54:24 UTC


November is here and it\'s time to \"remember remember the fifth of November...\"



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Message 4437 - Posted: 20 Dec 2008, 1:00:48 UTC

A very special message from Santa to all members of the US armed services.
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