Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A day for giving thanks and remembering the past

As you should expect, this is not an American, or even a Western, tradition. The list is long (and not comprehensive).

Harvest Festivals from Around the World
Nigerian Harvest Festivals

Chinese Harvest Festivals

British Harvest Festivals

Mexican Harvest Festivals

Thanksgiving Day

United States of America Harvest Festivals

And this year, let's not forget

Festivals converge into Thanksgivikkah

The fall months are marked as a time to harvest in both secular and religious communities. Harvest festivals across the country celebrate big yields and let communities come together to give thanks in their own unique ways. This year is unique because two harvest festivals converge in what has been coined as “Thanksgivikkah.” …

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