Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving, America!

Worldwide, American Thanksgiving marks the year's final Thanksgiving-style celebrations. Canada celebrates end-of-harvest Thanksgiving the second Monday in October. China, and other parts of Asia, marked their Thanksgiving festival, called the Mid-Autumn Festival (tied to the harvest moon) in early October this year; Korea marks the same date for its Thanksgiving, called Chusok; Japanese call theirs Kinro Kansha No Hi. Whatever you call it, it's a time for thanks, for getting together with family and friends, often traveling great distances.

On this, the eve of your Thanksgiving celebrations (November 23, this year, for those of you outside the USA), may you have a safe and happy holiday with your friends and families, and take heart in knowing that we are much more alike than we are different.

Let the countdown to Christmas begin!