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# 14 No Thanksgiving for the British
5 days ago
Last Thursday was Thanksgiving.
You probably noticed.
Last Friday was black Friday. You know, the crazy weekend of shopping deals and discounts that occurs over the holiday weekend.
Not forgetting Cyber Monday, which is like Black Friday, but online. And on a Monday!
Do you know which country these traditions come from?
The good, old US of A of course!
Thanksgiving I’ve known about for a while. The UK and France recently copied Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Even though Thanksgiving is an American tradition, in France, people often ask me – do you celebrate thanksgiving?
The answer if of course a big, fat no!
And my reaction is – you clearly have no idea what thanksgiving is about. If you did, then you wouldn’t be asking me!
So, I thought this particular topic deserved a quick podcast to clear up the confusion.
You’ll never make the mistake of asking a British person if they celebrate thanksgiving again!
Huge disclaimer: I did actually celebrate thanksgiving last Saturday, but only because I have an American friend who organises a thanksgiving dinner every year! But, that still doesn’t make it a British holiday!