FAMILY, FOOD, FOOTBALL
Harvest Festivals Around the World
Chuseok and Dongmaeng - Korea
Erntedank - Germany
Gawai Dayak - Malaysia
Harvest festival - United Kingdom
Kaamatan- May 30 & 31: Harvest Festival of Sabah in Malaysia
Makar Sankranti Andhra Pradesh,Karnataka - India
Maras Taun, Belitung - Indonesia
Mid-Autumn Festival - Chinese
Nabanna - West Bengal/Bangladesh
Onam - Kerala/Malayalam
Pongal - Tamil
Prosser, Washington - On the 4th full weekend in September - Annual Harvest Festival
Solung, between June and July for nine days. The Adi (also Abor) is a major collective
tribe living in the Himalayan hills of Arunachal Pradesh
Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot
Thanksgiving (Canada), the holiday on the second Monday in October.
Timoleague Harvest Festival is held every year in August - Tigh Molaige in Ireland
Vaisakhi 'Baisakhi' Punjab (India), first day of Vaisakh month; usually April 14, also
Punjabi New Year.
Ikore - The Yoruba Tribe, Nigeria
Do you know of others?
Foods That May Have Been on the Menu for the first Thanksgiving
Seafood: Cod, Eel, Clams, Lobster
Wild Fowl: Wild Turkey, Goose, Duck, Crane, Swan, Partridge, Eagles
Meat: Venison, Seal
Grain: Wheat Flour, Indian Corn
Vegetables: Pumpkin, Peas, Beans, Onions, Lettuce, Radishes, Carrots
Fruit: Plums, Grapes
Nuts: Walnuts, Chestnuts, Acorns
Herbs and Seasonings: Olive Oil, Liverwort, Leeks, Dried Currants, Parsnips
What foods are usually eaten at harvest or festivals in your country?
The use of the turkey in the USA for Thanksgiving
relates back to Lincoln's nationalization of the holiday
in 1863. Since a turkey could feed more than a
chicken, those were sent to the troops instead as a
more cost-effective feast.
Because turkey is the most common main dish of
a Thanksgiving dinner, Thanksgiving is sometimes
colloquially called Turkey Day (USA). The USDA
estimated that 269 million turkeys were raised in
the country in 2003, about one-sixth of which were
destined for a Thanksgiving dinner plate.
Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey, not
the Bald Eagle, the national bird of the United States!
Turkey Videos and Recipes
Active Time: 40 Minutes
Total Time: 120 Minutes
1 x 6-7kg Turkey 4 Thick Slices of Crustless Bread
Turkey Giblets 10 Dried Prunes
500ml Brown Chicken 300g Chestnuts
100g Turkey or Chicken Liver
200ml Dry White Wine
1-2 tbsp Corn Flour 60ml of Port Wine
Port (Optional) 60ml Brandy or Cognac
Turkey Stuffing: 2 tbsp Fresh Sage Chopped
500g Italian Sausage 1 tbsp Fresh Thyme Chopped
Salt and Pepper
250g Butter or Oil
Don’t Forget the Cranberry Sauce!
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
"Black Friday" has been traced back only
to the 1970s. "Black Friday" was originally
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