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Just arrived in LAX stopper on way to Jax, being Thanksgiving Day, settled into the Flagship lounge and dinner tonight was roast turkey and stuffing , gorgeous gravy. Whilst I an not a us citizen and don't celebrate this occasion it was a nice feeling that even a huge Co like AA will still put in the effort to make there customer feel good
BTW why don't we Aussies celebrate this day , probably the best reason for a holiday I have ever experienced --- family
 
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Not sure it is, this day is purely about family
I reckon Aust day is more about mate ship and just being an aussie
 

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My sister had lived over in the US for about 5 years and married a US guy before they moved back last year, we had Thanksgiving dinner over at their place last night....

good to get the family together, although not many of the dishes were low on calories... :)
 

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Truth and lies about Thanks giving.

Nothing in it about family.

I'm sure our traditional Australians might view the 26th in a similar fashion. But historical/ hysterical fact aside . All Americans enjoy this with family. Calories included
 

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The old Harvest festival is the equivalent of Thanksgiving.an old English custom that was still occurring when I was young-
Harvest festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are now some regional harvest festivals in Australia in Autumn usually revolving around farmer's markets or vineyards.
 

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... BTW why don't we Aussie_flyer celebrate this day , probably the best reason for a holiday I have ever experienced --- family


Some know about Thanksgiving and celebrate it, but most Australians have no idea.
 

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BTW why don't we Aussies celebrate this day...
Because this is Australia, and we are Australian :rolleyes:

We have our own history, we have our own identity, we have our own celebrations...even you in South Australia, celebrate that weird Proclamation Day! (Far more relevant to your identity than remembering a day, hundreds of years ago, in a society founded by religious extremists, on the other side of the Earth.)

And as a South Australian, perhaps you should be pressing for a day to celebrate when your colony became the first jurisdiction, anywhere on the face of this planet, to permit woman to not only vote but also hold political office :idea: Sounds like a great day to celebrate family to me! Although, oddly enough, many years later, the anniversary of the first SA election that women could vote in, was also the day the Aussies hit the beaches at Gallipoli. And don't get me started on why our insightful predecessors decided to make Federation Day on New Years Day, squandering the potential for another day of national importance.)

Please go here, to test your knowledge of our shared national identity - Citizenship Test
 

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I have to say that the turkey dinner that I had (in Australia), with "all the trimmings", was absolutely delicious, last Thursday.
 

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BTW why don't we Aussies celebrate this day , probably the best reason for a holiday I have ever experienced --- family

Same reason that most Australians don't celebrate Chinese New Year/Spring Festival - which also brings together families - not part of the national tradition or identity.

Christmas seems to be most about family - even for those who are not Christian (or indeed are "lapsed") the two days give a great opportunity to get together as a family.

Also don't forget that Australia has 2x2 day holidays - at Easter and Xmas. The US doesn't have a Boxing Day holiday and nationally has no official holidays (not even Good Friday) at Easter.
 
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Just arrived in LAX stopper on way to Jax, being Thanksgiving Day, settled into the Flagship lounge and dinner tonight was roast turkey and stuffing , gorgeous gravy. Whilst I an not a us citizen and don't celebrate this occasion it was a nice feeling that even a huge Co like AA will still put in the effort to make there customer feel good
BTW why don't we Aussies celebrate this day , probably the best reason for a holiday I have ever experienced --- family

I think you'll find it's always/often roast turkey, stuffing and gravy in the ORD LAX and JFK Flagship Lounges.

Not a thanksgiving special.
 

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Just arrived in LAX stopper on way to Jax, being Thanksgiving Day, settled into the Flagship lounge and dinner tonight was roast turkey and stuffing , gorgeous gravy. Whilst I an not a us citizen and don't celebrate this occasion it was a nice feeling that even a huge Co like AA will still put in the effort to make there customer feel good
BTW why don't we Aussies celebrate this day , probably the best reason for a holiday I have ever experienced --- family

Thanks for posting about this. Thanksgiving meal offered in the Flagship lounge. Yum yum.
 

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I think you'll find it's always/often roast turkey, stuffing and gravy in the ORD LAX and JFK Flagship Lounges.

Not a thanksgiving special.
In many a visit to those places I have not seen such.

I have come across all type of foods ...
 
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