It is the Thanksgiving Holiday Today

In the U.S. it is the Thanksgiving holiday today. The day is traditionally on the fourth Thursday in November, with an emphasis on family and work. In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Usually in the U.S. there is a huge dinner for all the extended family used to enjoy together. The first official declaration of a national attention was in York, Pennsylvania (which is my hometown and where Mom still is) on 1 November 1777th The firstThanksgiving a national holiday celebrated on Thursday, 18 Dezember 1777th There is a cast iron plaque in downtown York, Pennsylvania, to commemorate it.

During the American Civil War from1861 to 1865, said U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, the observance of Thanksgiving on the last Thursday of November.

And did you know that today, 22 November 2007, the 44th Is the anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President JohnFitzgerald Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on 22 November 1963?

But Wait, There's More

Today, coincidentally, the birthday of my mother, and every few years falls exactly on Thanksgiving Day. You can be sure that I try to call and talk to her going during the day.

Here in Colombia, South America

Here in Colombia, the holiday is not officially celebrated. I have work to do, I will give two final examinations at the University of Santiago de Cali. Later that evening, I have aimportant meeting.

Thanksgiving is the traditional holiday, I miss through life as an ex-pat English Teaching Professional in Colombia. The weather today is sunny and 80 degrees plus – quite typical of much of the year here in the city of Cali.

Although Turkey is in fact here, it is horrendously expensive if a large bird charged with a cost of more than one days. Other traditional Thanksgiving ingredients may not be available or howCranberry cranberries, or even for that matter.

For those of you who enjoy with your family, a traditional dinner with roast turkey with cranberry sauce, candied yams, green, corn bread, with other delicious treats and pumpkin pie for dessert, jealous of my best wishes for a memorable day today. And I wish you many more. And for those of you in other countries who have never experienced a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, well, you just do not know what you aremissing!

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