If you are teaching in an International School there’s a high probability your school observes the Thanksgiving holiday. In the United States, Thanksgiving falls on the 4th Thursday of November and many International/American Schools around the world are closed both Thursday and Friday, affording students and teachers time with loved ones.
The giving of thanks for a bountiful harvest is not unique to the U.S. Canadians celebrate on the second Monday in October — this earlier date is due to the fact Canada is North of the U.S. where harvest season ends earlier. China’s Autumn Moon Festival takes place late September or October and also celebrates the end of the harvest season. Korea’s Chuseok, Liberian Thanksgiving, Ghana’s Homowo Festival and The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacles are also celebrations emphasizing thankfulness.
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