Moon Cakes, Graveyards & Cranberry Sauce: How The Rest Of The World Celebrates Thanksgiving

Published November 23, 2015
Updated August 30, 2018
Published November 23, 2015
Updated August 30, 2018

In many American elementary schools, kids are taught that Thanksgiving is a day to commemorate the moment when Native Americans and pilgrims came together to celebrate a bountiful, life-saving harvest.

While this narrative generally neglects to mention the violent fates that awaited these natives, it’s still true that around the world, people unite—and eat a ton of great food—around harvest time. Here’s how people celebrate their equivalent to Thanksgiving in other countries:

Thanksgiving Around The World
Mooncakes In China
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Abby Norman
Abby Norman is a writer based in New England, currently writing a memoir for Nation Books. Her work has been featured on The Rumpus, The Independent, Cosmopolitan, Medium, Seventeen, Romper, Bustle, and Quartz.