Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Thanksgiving in the United Kingdom
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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.