Thanksgiving Around The World: The United Kingdom
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.