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Multiculteral Thanksgiving

Written by Antje on November 29th 2016 10:47

As some of you know, last Thursday was the American holiday of Thanksgiving. I have an American house-mate, and for her this is an important feast. Thanksgiving arose as a feast of thanksgiving because the first group of immigrants from England had survived their first year in America (well, at least half of them). This happened thanks to help from the native population, and it was a festive occasion in which their first harvest was celebrated.

Here, we celebrated this holiday with our Expat and Bangladeshi neighbors. Altogether over 100 people. All important American ingredients were there: pumpkin pie, goose (to replace the turkey), and guest had been asked to bring something to eat as well. A joyful holiday to meet each other in a different context.

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I made four pumpkin pies. Pumpkins are for sale at the entrance to the hospital.


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The goose as 'imitation' turkey. More difficult to cut than last year's turkey!


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The buffet with a large variaty of foods.

 

About the work in the hospital: it is quite busy, the last week with many urgent surgeries, even outside of usual working hours. That means I’m ready for a vacation. 

Next week, I will go to Darjeeling for a week. It is a day’s journey from here to just across the border into India. I’ve never been there, it is at the feet of the Himalaya’s and is said to be very beautiful. I really look forward to being away for a week. Since my week’s vacation on Crete in April, I haven’t had any vacation, and I’m quite ready for it.