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18 November 2019

Happy Holidays! Celebrating Thanksgiving Around the World

“The world celebrates Thanksgiving for very different reasons and in very different ways; what unites the occasions are a communal feeling of gratitude.”

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Thanksgivings Around The World

In Ancient Greece, a three-day Autumn festival was held to celebrate Demeter, the goddess of food grains. Thesmosphoria was a celebration of fertility, both of the earth and of women. The Greeks ate in-season fruits, pigs, and cakes. Very similar to this was the Roman festival of Cerelia.



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