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Thursday, 26 November 2015

26 November 2015. Happy Thanksgiving From Us to You

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Dozhinki (Harvest Thanksgiving) celebration in Belarus


Today is American Thanksgiving… the rest of the world already had Thanksgiving… usually, it occurs around the Harvest (as it does in Canada, occurring in October). That’s so that events can take place outdoors; people set up tables in the yard and feast outside. It’s a festival of thanks for the harvest, so people take the first-fruits to the church for blessing (and distribution to the poor afterwards). Thanksgiving didn’t begin with the English Puritans… it’s an ancient and venerable holiday, known to all peoples.

Have a wonderful day with your family and friends…



Sunday, 1 December 2013

1 December 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Free Popcorn!

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Free Popcorn!

Sergei Yolkin



US President Barack Obama maintained American tradition by “pardoning” a turkey as part of the Thanksgiving holiday celebration. He allowed the main turkey Popcorn and his “understudy” Caramel to live on. Sergei Yolkin gives us his POV…

28 November 2013

Sergei Yolkin



Thursday, 28 November 2013

28 November 2013. Don’t Shop Today! The Workers Deserve a Day Off!

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In retail, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day are the only two holidays that workers traditionally receive. Now, many stores choose to open on Thanksgiving, which means that they’re taking away that break, denying retail workers a rare opportunity to spend a holiday with their families. Moreover, most of these workers are only being paid minimum wage for their trouble. A holiday shouldn’t be a luxury for the rich… all workers deserve time to spend with loved ones. That’s why I started a petition to retail CEOs, which says:

Thanksgiving is one of the only holidays that retail workers receive. By opening stores on Thanksgiving, stores rob thousands of men and women of the opportunity to spend time with their families. A holiday with family shouldn’t be a luxury for the rich; we believe that all workers deserve the chance to relax and give thanks with loved ones. We, as consumers, have the power to tell stores not to open on Thanksgiving by staying home. We hereby pledge not to shop on Thanksgiving Day, to show the retail industry that everyone deserves a holiday.

Click here to add your name to the above petition.

27 November 2013

Mike Lux

American Family Voices


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

27 November 2013. A Russian Picture Dictionary: Happy Thanksgiving Day!

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22 November 2012

Nataliya Mikhailenko

Russia Behind the Headlines


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