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  • I still remembered last Thanksgiving I was asking my friend who was in Australia do they celebrate

  • Thanksgiving or not, but then I realized right away it's probably be a dumb question because everyone

  • knows only American Celebrate Thanksgiving right?

  • Or, maybe, I was being dumb by thinking only Americans celebrate it.

  • So the question here is, who celebrate thanksgiving, and are we even supposed to celebrate it in

  • the first place?

  • Let's find out, with people also Ask.

  • Hi, I am Shao, welcome to what people also ask, where I search something seemingly obvious

  • and share with you some of those PAA, aka People also ask , which is a feature

  • telling you what people also ask on Google that related to your query.

  • So today's keyword is Thanksgiving.

  • So the first PAA is: Who had the first Thanksgiving, Canadian or the American?

  • The answer is extracted by an article titledThis is why Canada has a different Thanksgiving

  • than the USpublished by Insider Inc., previously called Business Insider Inc., which

  • is an American online media company focused on business and financial news.

  • And guess what Americans, according to this article, Canadian might start celebrating

  • Thanksgiving before you do.

  • Canadian Thanksgiving takes place on the second Monday in October, while the US celebrates

  • on the fourth Thursday of November.

  • The earliest recorded Canadian Thanksgiving actually dates back to 1578 — well before

  • the Pilgrims and the Native Americans feasted at Plymouth in 1621.

  • This article also talked about a lot of differences between the US version and the Canadian version

  • of Thanksgiving.

  • If you are interested in this article, I put the link in the description

  • All right, so now we know Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving, but how about Europeans?

  • The next PAADo they celebrate Thanksgiving in Europe?”

  • extracted from an article titledErntedank: Thanksgiving in Germanysuggests that at

  • least a small portion of people in some german-speaking countries do.

  • However, it is more religious than the US version of Thanksgiving.

  • Here's are some excerpt from this article:

  • The typical German, Austrian or Swiss thanksgiving celebration (Erntedankfest) is usually a rural

  • harvest time observance with church services, a parade, music, and a country fair atmosphere.

  • European thanksgiving observance is not anything like the more secular traditional family holiday

  • and feast in Canada and the United States.

  • Unless they live in a rural area or are church-goers, most Germans have only experienced Erntedankfest

  • by seeing it on the television.

  • This article is published by The German Way and More, which is a website providing content

  • focused on German culture and life in Germany.

  • I encourage you to check out this website if you are interested in German culture.

  • Well, so what other countries also celebrate Thanksgiving you ask?

  • An article titled “5 countries besides America where people celebrate Thanksgiving

  • “, answering our next PAAWhat countries celebrate Thanksgiving?”

  • There are 5 countries or regions do celebrate Thanksgiving other than America, those countries

  • and regions are :

  • Canada, as we have mentioned.

  • Liberia

  • Leiden City in Netherland,

  • Grenada,

  • And, The Australian territory of Norfolk Island.

  • So we have covered a little bit about who celebrate thanksgiving, I think it's a good time

  • to talk about if are we even supposed tocelebrateit in the first place?

  • So the next PAA isWhy should we not celebrate Thanksgiving?” the answer to this question

  • is extracted from one of the Wikipedia entriesNational Day of Mourningwhich is an

  • annual protest organized since 1970 by Native Americans of New England on the fourth Thursday

  • of November, the same day as Thanksgiving.

  • According to this entry, Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims

  • and other European settlers.

  • To them, Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of their people,

  • the theft of their lands, and the relentless assault on their cultures.

  • What!!!

  • Isn't thanksgiving supposed to be a day celebrating the love, friendship, and mutual

  • gratitude between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims?

  • According to some historians, it's probably not the whole story.

  • I think it's a good time to talk about another two PAAs that shed some light on the dark side

  • of Thanksgiving

  • What did the Pilgrims do to the natives?

  • And

  • Did the natives help the pilgrims?

  • The first PAA is extracted from an article titled “A few things you (probably) don't

  • know about ThanksgivingPublished by nationalgeographic.com.

  • This article provided some details about what actually happened between the Native Americans and

  • the Pilgrims.

  • Here is an excerpt extracted from this article:

  • When the pilgrims arrived in Cape Cod, they were incredibly underprepared.

  • ...and then they showed up six weeks before winter with practically no food.”

  • which is the perfect time as everyone knows if you ever lived in New England.

  • In a desperate state, the pilgrims robbed corn from Native Americans and storehouses

  • soon after they arrived; but because of their overall lack of preparation, half of them

  • still died within their first year.

  • Okay, so the pilgrims raided Native Americans, which is definitely not good, but it is nothing

  • compared to the things they are gonna do later on, which I will talk about it in the next PAA.

  • So the second article titledThe Vicious Reality Behind the Thanksgiving Mythpublished

  • by The New York Times is written by David J. Silverman, a historian at George Washington

  • University.

  • According to this article, the standard story of thanksgiving tells us when the English

  • Puritans seem destined to become another lost colony, the Natives make contact through the

  • interpreters Samoset and Squanto . Ousamequin, who was the sachem of the Wampanoag Confederacy at that time,

  • even agreed on a treaty of alliance with them.

  • Over the spring and summer, the Indians feed the Pilgrims and teach them how to plant corn;

  • the colony begins to thrive.

  • However, the author argued that this version of the thanksgiving story sanitizes the power

  • politics between the Pilgrimand the Wampanoag, and distorts history by highlighting the alliance

  • while ignoring its deterioration.

  • Here's what happened following the feeling good version thanksgiving story according

  • to professor Silverman:

  • For years afterward, Ousmequin threatened rivals in and outside the Wampanoag tribe

  • with violence from his English allies.

  • And after Ousamequin's death in 1660, the English and the Wampanoags constantly teetered

  • on the edge of war because of the colonists' aggressive, underhanded expansion.

  • These tensions culminated in King Philip's War of 1675, in which the English killed

  • thousands of Native Americans and enslaved thousands more.

  • Classic Colonists.

  • If you want to learn more about the relationship between Native Americans and Pilgrims , I recommend

  • Watching The Natives and the English - Crash Course US History #3 by John Green, I will

  • put the link in the description.

  • Alright, let's recap, today we learned that Canadians might start celebrating Thanksgiving

  • before Americans do.

  • There are a lot of countries and regions besides America where people celebrate Thanksgiving.

  • The standard Thanksgiving story might be sugar-coated and that's why a lot of Native Americans

  • do not celebrate it.

  • So today's question is, do you think we should stop celebrating Thanksgiving?

  • Or at least stop associating it with the Native Americans and the Pilgrims.

  • Let me know your thought.

  • Bye

I still remembered last Thanksgiving I was asking my friend who was in Australia do they celebrate

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Who Besides Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving? And Why Many Native Americans do not celebrate it?

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