Many Americans celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday.
In the meantime most of us are fully aware of the cynicism concealed behind the thin veneer of the original “Pilgrims and Indians” story. But the custom of “thanksgiving” is also known in many other parts of the world without any thought of Pilgrims and “Indians”. Those celebrations center around giving thanks for a bountiful harvest. For example: The New Yam Festival celebrated by the Igbo peoples in Western Africa.
That’s why I’m personally not bothered by people still choosing to commemorate the day, because it can never be wrong to spend some time focusing on gratitude for the many blessings we receive in life.
Whether you are American or not (and whether you celebrated yesterday or not):