Thanksgiving Day, known informally as "Turkey Day," is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving was a holiday to express thankfulness, gratitude, and appreciation to God, family and friends for which all have been blessed of material possessions and relationships. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. This holiday has since moved away from its religious roots.
Anytime that one wants to give thanks is a day of thanksgiving. Here we don't have any special holiday, we don't eat turkey and, certainly we have nothing to do with harvesting.
I'm just thinking of all the people in my life and giving thanks for them. Why shouldn't I join my fellowmen, albeit in another continent, and celebrate in my own quiet way? I have so much to be thankful for and this is as good a time as any, to stop and count my blessings.
No, I won't be having turkey. I'm not into rituals. But, yes, I will just be giving thanks to God for my wonderful family and friends.
In reality, it's not important HOW but WHY we celebrate. Wherevcr you are, this is my wish for you.
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