Why Do Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Why Do Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving?

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It is thought that the tradition originated from the pilgrims - some of the first settlers in the New World, who wanted to express their thankfulness to God for the bountiful harvest by sharing their holiday feast with the Native Americans.

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Traditions - Strange Customs in Different Countries

Strange Customs in Different Countries

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Tradition in Norway dictates that each senior graduate put on a red suit or tuxedo and wear it for an entire 17 days. A recent study that came out revealed that a large percentage of Irish people believe in the existence of elves and leprechauns.

Traditions - The Strangest New Year's Traditions Around the World

The Strangest New Year's Traditions Around the World

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Denmark - The Danes literally jump into the New Year. At midnight, they all stand on chairs and when the moment comes at last, they all jump together into the new year.

Traditions - How to Bless Our Home

How to Bless Our Home

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Blessing a home is a type of consecration, carried out as a celebration for a new home. It is also done after the accumulation of negative energy, such as a death or disease in the home.

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In the U.S., New Year does not come without a ball falling

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The most popular tradition in the U. S. , without which the New Year just can not start, is a New Year's ball drop in Times Square in New York.

Traditions - European New year traditions

European New year traditions

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In Austria, there is an unwritten law of the New Year in Vienna, to ring the bell of peace, which is located in the Cathedral of St. Stephen.

Traditions - Asian New Year traditions

Asian New Year traditions

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The Chinese New Year is celebrated during the new moon in late January or early February. The festive procession is accompanied by a lighted lantern.

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