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Hi all

I've understood it's thanksgiving for you.
Here it doesn't exist, all I (believe I) know is from movies/shows.

Am I right?
The origin is from the first settlers who learned to cultivate from Indians.
It's every year the last thursday of november, followed by black friday - big sales day.
Families gather around a big turkey, then you eat a pumpkin apple, and your're gracefull for all good things happened to you on the past year.

And one month later it's Xmas. I've heard Starbuck's dosen't want to put Xmas draws on cups this year ô‘

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I think that you have a good idea of the American holiday of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving didn't become the official holiday until 1863 when President Lincoln declared November 26th the official day of Thanksgiving. You are correct in that the holiday has it's origin from the celebration of the good harvest by the Pilgrims and Indians. We Americans love the tradition but the turkeys do not. :)
 

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Bonjour,

We also (most of us anyway) like to watch American Football on Thanksgiving. As for the Starbucks cups, I personally believe they did it to save money and the American public made a big thing out of nothing. Thanks for your post Ludo.
 

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Yes it all started with the pilgrims:

 

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The religious refugees were celebrating the triumph of individualism over the epic failure of their experiment in socialism.
 

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When I was in France a couple of years ago it was interesting to learn of lawful gun ownership there, conservation/hunt ethic.

Here in the US many are particularly Thankful for access to public and private hunt lands.
Thanksgiving day, holiday hunt so special.
 

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Wife and I are empty nesters so we don't do holidays anymore.
We are satisfied with a nice pepperoni pizza and watching the traffic and the nutzoids at the malls on tv. :)
 

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Ludoo sorry for this late welcome to the Ruger Forum from Utah USA! Now my question to you have you been able to go out and shoot that new Ruger GP100 of your's?? Have you been safe in your area of France? Just from all of the commotion that has been going on over there and other parts of the world its just a worry and concern!!! After our Thanks Giving Holiday here in the US of course its Black Friday here where there is Christmas shopping galore. Stores having their Black Friday sales events going on even on thursday which is Thanksgiving!! My self no way I am going to sleep in stay away from the hustle and bussle of all the people getting out. My Wife & I my married daughter her husband and my grand daughter we are all getting up to go to a free morning breakfast at a Local Harley Davidson Store they held the same thing last year and it was great. Anyways again welcome here to the Ruger Forum great place to wonder off to when online!!!:D;)
 

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As originally celebrated in Plymouth Colony Thanksgiving was much earlier in the year-a harvest festival, really, what accounts there are refer to people being outside, setting up tables, it was more of a buffet and a community event.
 

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The religious refugees were celebrating the triumph of individualism over the epic failure of their experiment in socialism.
The Protestant Pilgrims wanted to create a land with God's laws as its rules and make a shining city on a hill. They were not successful in this asMan is sinful and need Christ's redemption. Bonjour.
 

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Thx to all for your answers.

gqucool, wow such an answer ^^
Ludoo sorry for this late welcome to the Ruger Forum from Utah USA! Now my question to you have you been able to go out and shoot that new Ruger GP100 of your's??
I did and I just posted a feedback on.

Have you been safe in your area of France? Just from all of the commotion that has been going on over there and other parts of the world its just a worry and concern!!!
Here is pretty calm. In 2012 there was the Mohammed Merah story (I was in South-America at this time), but it's more counrty, and country is less risky than big cities (there is Toulouse 30 miles away, but still quiet fortunately)

As for everyone: thx for answering :)
I'm not such HD rider, I prefer roadster-style bikes (currently ride a 1250 Bandit), better for curves if you don't want to scratch your footrests ^^
 
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