This Is How 15 Other Countries Around The World Celebrate Thanksgiving

Published November 7, 2021
Updated November 9, 2021

Thanksgiving Around The World: The United Kingdom

Painting Of The First Thanksgiving

Wikimedia CommonsA rendering of the first Thanksgiving dinner.

Seeing as the U.S. and the U.K. have a pretty turbulent past, it might not make much sense for the English to celebrate a holiday that has become such a cornerstone of American culture.

But as it turns out, Britons are in fact embracing American Thanksgiving. As of 2014, it was recorded that one in six Brits partake in Thanksgiving festivities.

Some people celebrate because they experienced the holiday while abroad in the U.S. and fell in love with the traditions, and others celebrate because they’re expats and want to keep the tradition alive.

The holiday is unofficially dubbed “Brits-giving.”

Considering the fact that the origins of the American holiday rest in the Pilgrims’ escape from England, it’s pretty ironic that the British have embraced the celebration — but of course, the more pumpkin pie, the merrier.

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Bernadette Deron
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Bernadette Deron is a digital media producer and writer from New York City who holds a Master's in publishing from New York University. Her work has appeared in Yahoo, MSN, AOL, and Insider.
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John Kuroski
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John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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Deron, Bernadette. "This Is How 15 Other Countries Around The World Celebrate Thanksgiving." AllThatsInteresting.com, November 7, 2021, https://allthatsinteresting.com/thanksgiving-in-other-countries. Accessed June 24, 2024.