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2013年 11月 25日 Thanksgiving

Today I would like to write about Thanksgiving, a national holiday in the US traditionally marking a time people give thanks for the fall harvest. It is celebrated every year on the forth Thursday in November between Halloween and Christmas.

Have you heard about Thanksgiving?

A lot of people travel back to their hometowns, spend time with their families and give thanks to the good things in their lives. I think it is somewhat similar to O-shogatsu in Japan. Typically, people celebrate Thanksgiving by eating turkey with stuffing, watching parades (including one big one in New York) and football games on television. The holiday is also a time for shopping – the day after Thanksgiving is famous for big sales and is known as Black Friday.

If you are enrolled at Toshin Business School, it might be interesting to ask your American English teachers about the traditions of Thanksgiving and how they plan on spending their holiday. This year’s Thanksgiving Day is November 28.

Speaking of giving thanks, what are you thankful for?

Masanori

Senior Advisor