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Thanksgiving Abroad

November 26, 2015.  It feels kind of weird celebrating Thanksgiving in a foreign country.  It’s a peculiarly American tradition that doesn’t really translate well elsewhere.  Try explaining Thanksgiving to Europeans, most of whom are fully aware of the irony involved.  They think it’s odd to commemorate the survival of early settlers through the generosity of Native Americans who were later robbed of their land and relegated to reservations.  Kind of an uncomfortable conversation. Continue reading Thanksgiving Abroad