Thursday, November 24, 2011

Holidays: [Labor] Thanksgiving Day

So, Wednesday was the closest thing I will get to Thanksgiving in Japan. Known as  (勤労感謝の日 Kinrō kansha no hi), it is a holiday celebrating labor and production, and all of the things they bring us. Frankly, I think it is more akin to Labor Day than Thanksgiving, as Labor Thanksgiving Day is bereft of turkey, stuffing, and potatoes. This is yet another holiday that was established in Japan following the ratification of the Japanese constitution in the aftermath of WWII.

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