According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, "thankful" means “conscious of benefit received,” “expressive of thanks” and “well pleased.” Many people take time during the month of November to remember the benefits they have received, give thanks for them, and feel well satisfied. For some, this occasion includes spending time with others, such as friends, family members or coworkers. For others, it includes a time of joviality, sports, and food.
Travel the globe
In Canada, they celebrate Jour de l'Action de Grâce in October, remembering their blessings.
In Korea, they celebrate Chuseok around the autumn equinox, remembering their past ancestors and sharing their plentiful harvest
Many, many other countries, regions, and people around the world take time to celebrate.
Tell us of any other interesting celebrations you know about from around the world. We would love to hear some of your own Thanksgiving stories too.