Happy Thanksgiving (and Black Friday)

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Happy Thanksgiving (and Black Friday)

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It’s the old time honored New England tradition of turkey, stuffing, ham, gravy, pumpkin pie, etc, until I turn into a turkey as a way of giving thanks to all the good fortune of my life. Hopefully by this time next year missus will be enjoying it with me and my parents as well.

And then then the afterwards, aka Black Friday.
The start of shopping madness.

At AEON mall, seen ads already for Black Friday. Wondering when Thanksgiving will arrive in the Kingdom of Wonder.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and may all have a blessed year! And good luck getting the Black Friday deals!
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Psar Angkor in Siem Reap already had their 20 foot Christmas tree up and carols on the store sound system... yesterday...
I gave Thanks with my beautiful wife and was happy with her fried chicken..rice and mixed green vegetables...So lucky to have a wonderful Khmer wife....Peace
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j57 wrote: Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:31 am Psar Angkor in Siem Reap already had their 20 foot Christmas tree up and carols on the store sound system... yesterday...
I gave Thanks with my beautiful wife and was happy with her fried chicken..rice and mixed green vegetables...So lucky to have a wonderful Khmer wife....Peace
I'm happy that someone like you is happy. I am too as are my wife and my kids. :thumb:
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How would Thanksgiving work in Cambodia? Give thanks to the Indians for the Khmer empire? what about Canadian Thanksgiving? Or Russian Christmas?
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One thing I have always greatly enjoyed as an expat is being far away from all the annual traditional events that people in the USA feel obligated to recognize and repeat over and over again. From New Year's Eve and the Superbowl to Christmas Day, the mass hypnosis reinforced by the media strengthens the bonds of the state and programs everyone to be a part of the crowd.

Have a happy ordinary day!
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cptrelentless wrote: Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:31 pm How would Thanksgiving work in Cambodia? Give thanks to the Indians for the Khmer empire? what about Canadian Thanksgiving? Or Russian Christmas?
They have one, it's called Prampi Makara. 8-)
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Hey @Yong, can we come out to dinner with you tonite, for a slightly late Thanksgiving?
We'll pay - everything.
You just gotta choose the best place and order all the food.
We all reckon that this Thanksgiving we will eat like kings for once in our life.
'K?
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harvest festival analog
same as pchum benh/dia de muertos/halloween etc

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Thanksgiving was declared in 1941 by FDR. IIRC
Before that the south declared thanksgiving day as the celebration
of their win at the battle of bull run. and then again after the second
battle of bull run.
Then Lincoln declared thanksgiving as the celebration of the civil war win
for the north.
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