The World Gives Thanks!

Did you know that Thanksgiving is actually observed around the world?  Here is a list of a few other countries who have a Day of Thanks along with the date they celebrate.

Pumpkins a lot!

  • Australia’s Norfolk Island ~ last Wednesday of November
  • Brazil
  • Canada ~ 2nd Monday of October
  • China ~ 15th of the 8th lunar month
  • Germany ~ early October
  • India ~ Various regional harvest festivals
  • Japan~ November 23
  • Korea  August 15
  • Liberia ~ 1st Thursday of November
  • Malaysia
  • Netherlands ~ 4th Thursday of November
  • Puerto Rico ~ 4th Thursday of November
  • United States ~ 4th Thursday of November
  • West Indian island of Grenada ~ October 25

Thanksgiving is international!  Everyone has something to be thankful for!  Consider inviting your international friends (immigrants, refugees, international students) to your Thanksgiving feast this week!