Posted at 02:13 pm by Johnny B
|Posted by Rothell @ 11/24/2005 04:04 PM PST|
|Thanksgiving is maybe the best holiday celebrated in the states. A Jewish guy said this to me once. His reasoning was that it’s a holiday celebrated by everybody, regardless of religion, race, or even nationality. Everybody looks forward to it. I am thankful for Thanksgiving.|
|Posted by BP @ 11/30/2005 06:22 PM PST|
|Although I’ve actually posted on the religious background of Thanksgiving, I agree with you. Most of the people I know in the DC metro…Jewish, Muslim, and Christian alike enjoy it with the same relish (or dressing).
I think the reason is because it’s the only uniquely American Holiday that doesn’t revolve around anything uniquely American.
For example the other uniquely American holidays: Veteran’s Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Columbus Day, President’s Day…etc….are almost all patriotic in nature. I believe Thanksgiving (especially given its history…religious or otherwise) is a human holiday more than a patriotic one.