Families and friend gather together on Thanksgiving Day to eat and give thanks for the blessings we have. It's a truly American holiday. But as much as we appreciate the Pilgrims' contribution to our holiday calendar, they are far from the first to set aside a holiday to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. Here are some other thanks-giving holidays from around the world, in a classic mental_floss article I wrote back in 2008.
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