Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving in the United Kingdom

Photo courtesy FreeImagesLive.co.uk

There is a Thanksgiving Day of sorts in the United Kingdom known as Harvest Day.  It is primarily a rural celebration held on a Sunday in September near the harvest moon.  It is not a national holiday.  Churches are decorated with autumn foliage, fruits, and vegetables, and communities gather together for a dinner.  Turkey is not an obligatory part of the meal as it is in Canada and the United States. 

For more information see the Thanksgiving-Day.org and Thanksgiving-Day.biz websites.

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