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This is how Thanksgiving was celebrated last night

This is how Thanksgiving was celebrated last night

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In America, but elsewhere, turkey was on the table yesterday. Thanksgiving is celebrated around the world as a day to show gratitude and eat with family and friends.

Like every year, it’s busy airports, traffic jams, and supermarkets across the United States nearly sell out of turkey.

Vacation is also used to help the less fortunate. For example, in Los Angeles and New Mexico, people cooked for the homeless:

  • Associated Press

    Cooking for the homeless in downtown Los Angeles on Thanksgiving Day
  • Zuma Press

    Thanksgiving in New Mexico

The famous Thanksgiving Day parade was held in New York with dozens of giant balloons:

This holiday is not only celebrated in America. For example, American soldiers were cooked at Yokota, a Japanese military base in Fusa, and turkey was eaten in Doha, Qatar, during the soccer World Cup:

  • Zuma Press

    In Japan, American soldiers were thanked
  • Associated Press

    A thanksgiving ceremony in Doha, Qatar during the World Cup football tournament

And Thanksgiving seems to be becoming increasingly popular in the Netherlands. Earlier, Dutch turkey suppliers reported that the fourth Thursday of November has seen more orders per turkey in recent years.

Celebrants share their experiences on social media:

That was seven years ago, and it’s become a Thanksgiving tradition: Yesterday, Dench and Hinton celebrated the holiday together again.

Today, the day after Thanksgiving, is Black Friday, a day when bargain hunters are drawn to stores with deep discounts. Today, many Americans are doing their holiday gift shopping. Black Friday has also been on the rise in the Netherlands in recent years.