Foreign Nationals & Thanksgiving

New jcvd
Nov 12, 2018 20 Comments

My wife lived in the states for over 10 years before we married, and never once celebrated Thanksgiving - she went to Disney Land instead.

If you’re a foreign national living in the US, do you celebrate Thanksgiving?

If not, what do you do instead?

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  • My parents were foreigners in this country. They still celebrated Thanksgiving because they liked the meaning behind it. They also wanted to assimilate.
    Nov 12, 20183
    • New / EnguhYr23
      Meaning behind it? You mean celebration of slaughtering native Americans?
      Nov 12, 2018
    • To be thankful for the people and what you have in your life. It's an excuse to spend time with family.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Apple / Opsshaboop
      @uhYr23 you’re thinking of Columbus Day.
      Nov 13, 2018
  • Microsoft / Product@zzz
    Your wife went to Disneyland 10 years in a row. Now that's hardcore.
    Nov 12, 20181
  • Microsoft / Product@zzz
    Will go if someone invites, as long as they don't make turkey.

    Nothing otherwise.
    Nov 12, 20184
    • New jcvd
      OP
      My wife and her family don’t care for turkey, either. Or gravy.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product@zzz
      Stop killing those birds. They are not even tasty.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • New jcvd
      OP
      Turkeys are delicious, especially the dark meat.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Microsoft / ConsultantKejekr
      Best comment ever!
      Nov 12, 2018
  • Microsoft Zaneg
    The corporates took over Thanksgiving now. Black Friday is Thursday now. People who really want to celebrate also cannot as they have to either work or shop 😀
    Nov 12, 20181
    • New jcvd
      OP
      ‘Murica!
      Nov 12, 2018
  • Google s89
    To be honest, i like Thanksgiving because of the deals we get during that.
    That's it.
    Nov 12, 20180
  • Citadel Securities wagecuck3
    I do if I have friends here who haven't gone home to their families. Otherwise no. Turkey is gross btw.
    Nov 13, 20180
  • Microsoft / ConsultantKejekr
    I don’t celebrate, because 1 month later there’s Christmas already.
    Nov 12, 20180
  • Microsoft / ProductTacoBoss
    Yes I do with my girlfriends family. Its a big deal for them like Christmas.
    Nov 12, 20180
  • Google / EngBluths
    My girlfriend is American. So we usually celebrate it with her family.
    Nov 12, 20180
  • Microsoft 5'8"gl
    I don't have family here and wasn't raised with a tradition to celebrate Thanksgiving, but I enjoy the day off and try to invite friends over or join their party. Since it's a holiday in most companies and the weather is rainy, it's usually a perfect timing to get together with people I haven't seen in a while, otherwise we're all busy with work or travel.
    Nov 12, 20180
  • New / EnguhYr23
    Leetcode
    Nov 12, 20180

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