As the British do not celebrate Thanksgiving, we are all in classes today, but wanted to take a moment to wish everyone back at Caz a very Happy Thanksgiving. The International Office here at CCCU is putting on a Thanksgiving dinner for us tonight which has involved the efforts of a lot of students who have planned the menu and decorations and solicited recipes from family back home for classic holiday dishes. Pics from the celebration to follow in a later post.
In the meantime, Renee Johnson's thoughts on the holiday away from home sum things up pretty well.
I never knew how much I appreciated Thanksgiving at home with my family until I got to England and realized that I would not be home to celebrate. Fortunately enough Canterbury Christ Church University knows this. The university has planned a Thanksgiving dinner for not only us Americans, but for our British friends to experience too. I have personally joined the Thanksgiving committee and we have excitedly named the after party "The American Takeover." We want the British to know of our traditions since we have been seeing theirs from the time we got here. It is funny because they have had to special order most of the items such as pumpkin for the pie from America since they are not infatuated with pumpkin spices like we are. It certainly is appreciated as it makes being away from home during the holiday season easier.