Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving

  1. (Canada, US) Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada, and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.
  2. (Canada, US) The long weekend which includes Thanksgiving Day: Thanksgiving weekend.
  3. An analogous celebration in other cultures, especially a harvest festival.
    • 1999, Sol Scharfstein, Understanding Jewish Holidays and Customs: Historical and Contemporary, KTAV Publishing House, Inc. (ISBN 9780881256260), page 39
      Thus Sukkot became the Jewish Thanksgiving.
    • 2006, James R. Dow, German Folklore: A Handbook, Greenwood Publishing Group
      The German Thanksgiving Day typically is on the first day of October when samples of the new harvest are displayed in churches.
    • 2008, Negotiating Ethnic Identities: A Study of Korean Americans and Adoptees in Minnesota, ProQuest (ISBN 9780549940715), page 82
      To apply this technique in the context of the Minnesota Korean community, I utilized Korean holiday events such as Korean Thanksgiving Day (called Chusok in Korean) and the Korean New Year Day (called solnal in Korean).

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