Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey day!

today it is thanksgiving. its also called turkey day, i learned from various sources, which i find very funny. as the sign above for the liquor store at mc grath highway, leading to somerville where we lived the first 3 months. however, no liquor today. this store was closed as most other stores as well (even many fast food restaurants were closed) basically, everything was closed, aside from a small shop here and there..
i just spent the evening reading up on thanksgiving on wikipedia. that was very informative. maybe i recapitulate all that knowledge here once; there may be some origins also of this feast in the netherlands! but now its time for bed...
happy thanksgiving! :) we had some chicken nuggets... thats what we could find in our freezer being closest to turkey..

2 comments:

Steffe said...

This is as far as I know a holiday that is only celebrated in the US. I hope you enjoyed the chicken nuggets!

CaT said...

yes, they were good!
ah, as for thanksgiving. they say that its loosely related to harvest feasts held in europe long ago. ah.. i will try to write about it today! i never gave a thought about thanksgiving and where it came from, but the history is actually quite interesting....