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« on: November 27, 2008 12:43:21 PM »

so, how's all the americans abroad doing this thanksgiving?

and what do you international folks think of thanksgiving if you've experienced any of it? =)

kinda curious  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2008 05:19:55 AM »

Well, a lot of my friends went to KFC [Japan loves their Colonel Sanders, let me tell you] 'cause fried chicken is about the closest thing to turkey we can get here  Grin

I, on the other hand, ate in the dorm cafeteria, and in the true spirit of an American Thanksgiving I had an extra bowl of rice though I was already full. Whoo-hoo for overeating! :p

And I had to explain to a Russian and a couple French kids that Thanksgiving isn't on Halloween or October 15th.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2008 08:22:33 AM »

Well here in Istanbul, my department hosted a Thanksgiving dinner.  It was open to exchange students, faculty, friends and family and it went over well.  The English Language Center has been hosting it for several years now.  The English teachers contributed the side dishes and desserts, and some volunteered to cook the turkeys our boss purchased. It was very nice Smiley  I still felt a little homesick though.
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2008 08:51:35 AM »


In Canada, Thanksgiving is every second Monday in October.  So Thanksgiving can be on the 15th, it was on the 13th this year.  It's one of the few times I get to go home a semester.  Smiley

So our Thanksgiving is long gone, I'm slightly envious of the Black Friday sales though.  We don't have anything like that until Boxing Day.

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2008 05:10:08 PM »

Is it really?

So THATS why everybody thinks its in October...I was wondering where the hell they got that idea.
But wait, it still can't be the 15th -- it can only be the 14th at the latest!
And I wonder though, if perhaps they knew more Canadian exchange students than American, and that's why they knew when the Canadian holiday was but not the American one.  Hmm.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008 03:09:51 PM »

KFC here was offering deep-fried whole turkeys, hah

canadian thanksgiving? i hadnt heard of that actually

just wiki-ed it, and it looks like american royalists leaving america to canada after the seven-years war brought american thanksgiving over to canada and combined it with the european harvest festival

do you guys have the same kinds of food served in your meal?
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