Wednesday, November 21, 2007

American Thanksgiving Holiday


I am on the road for the next four days for the American Thanksgiving holiday. This will be my last post until next week. I wish my American readers (who according to my statistics are the majority of my hits) a happy turkey day.

I understand much of the world does not have this holiday. I also realize the Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving in October! I gave one of my colleagues from Canada a hard time for leaving in the middle of the semester to celebrate "fake Thanksgiving" as I had to cover her class!

Looking for a good site on Thanksgiving? Try Scholastic.com: The First Thanksgiving. It is from Scholastic Books and features a picture timeline from 1620-1621, and discusses what life was like in Plimoth (Plymouth) for the first Thanksgiving. It blends the traditional view of the holiday with the politically correct version which probably gives a good pass at what really happened.

For those travelling, have a safe trip.

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