Thanksgiving is not only my favorite holiday but it is nationalized as the day were we people give thanks for the blessings we’ve had so far in the year. Celebrating it with family and friends makes it even better and makes you appreciate the things you’ve had or have the chance to get to do.

In other countries like Africa thanksgiving is celebrated just like the US. Only difference is that Africa has it in August to mark it has the end of the rainy season. Thanksgiving is celebrated like a huge harvest festival with a lot of religious significance. There are many tribe dancing and singing, which in the U.S. We won’t dance or sing. Also Africa will have the dancers put on traditional masks and costumes which would symbol their pride of there land and family. Each Dance during thanksgiving would tell a story or unfolds a unique story. Africa even had another name for the holiday thanksgiving, it’s called “Festival of the Yams” which means the same as thanksgiving but theirs is offerings to God and ancestors. This celebration is had throughout many countries in Africa.

So the way Africa celebrates thanksgiving is a little bit different from the U.S. but the meaning of the holiday doesn’t change. It is still celebrated with family and thanking God for all their blessings.

– TJ Burdette