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    BMW Bird?

    I only list this here because it is a (fake) German turkey:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    I only list this here because it is a German turkey:

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    YES YOU...THE COOK WANTS TO SEE YOU RIGHT - NOW!
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    THANKSGIVING IS WHEN??????
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    1. Turkeys are not native to Germany 2. Thanksgiving is not an observed holiday in Germany.

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    Hey, you! Yeah, you...who you callin' Turkey? Wanna step outside and say that again? Huh, well do ya?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMSimon View Post
    1. Turkeys are not native to Germany 2. Thanksgiving is not an observed holiday in Germany.
    I have observed Thanksgiving six times in Germany; had Turkey every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMSimon View Post
    1. Turkeys are not native to Germany 2. Thanksgiving is not an observed holiday in Germany.
    It flew in and they're having it for Christmas...there I fixed it.
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    Holidays and the Country

    It is strange how holidays have been adopted in countries outside of the origin of the particular holiday.

    Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is celebrated in the U.S. mistakenly as Mexican Independence Day (which actually is September 16). Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the Battle of Pueblo and victory over the French in May 5, 1862.

    Octoberfest was not universally observed in areas of Germany other than Bavaria. It was originally staged to celebrate the wedding of a Bavarian Crown Prince Louis and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The Bavarians, never ones to pass up an opportunity to party, decided to celebrate again the next year and subsequent years thereafter. Winefests were more the norm in the Mosel River area where I was stationed. Americans have adopted Octoberfest as their own, just as they have Cinco de Mayo, as an opportunity to party.

    Halloween is believed to have originated in Celtic areas as a means of warding off evil spirits with bonfires. Pope Gregory III initiated November 1 as All Saints Day and the evening before was known as All Hallow's Eve and later transformed into Halloween as a secular event with candy rewards for children. Oddly enough, Halloween is now becoming quite popular in Germany.

    Incidentally, I celebrated Thanksgiving twice in Germany, courtesy of the U.S. Army in 1963 and 1964. I had turkey both times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastdogs2 View Post
    Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is celebrated in the U.S. mistakenly as Mexican Independence Day (which actually is September 16). Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the Battle of Pueblo and victory over the French in May 5, 1862.
    Not to mention it's Oldwhatshername and my anniversary - uh, no, not 1862.... However, we got married at noon sharp so we could go party on with our Mexican friends at one. THAT, my friends, was a party!
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    Cinco de Mayo

    Congratulations, Steve, on your wedding anniversary.

    May 5 is also my birthday, but I don't drink, so the celebration is done with unsweetened iced tea for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastdogs2 View Post
    It is strange how holidays have been adopted in countries outside of the origin of the particular holiday. ....................

    Bill

    Or the most curious one where we Celibate an Italian, funded by Spain, who did NOT discover America, and turned into a slave trader....go figure
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastdogs2 View Post
    Congratulations, Steve, on your wedding anniversary.

    May 5 is also my birthday, but I don't drink, so the celebration is done with unsweetened iced tea for me.
    Thanks Bill. Not to worry, we try hard to make it over to the house in Tucson, where we got married, to celebrate. Trust me when I tell you my friends know how to party and they're drinking enough alcohol for all of us. Pretty close to a repeat of the Battle of Puebla - just not with guns.....

    Fun times. No one ever hurt or in trouble of any kind - well, some serious hangovers but those don't really count do they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastdogs2 View Post
    Incidentally, I celebrated Thanksgiving twice in Germany, courtesy of the U.S. Army in 1963 and 1964. I had turkey both times.

    Bill
    Fortunately, you can always rely on the U.S. Armed Forces to spread the culture around the world....Any Holiday or celebration will "travel" with ethnic people into a new location. That doesn't make it a Holiday in the specific country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    I only list this here because it is a German turkey:

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMSimon View Post
    Fortunately, you can always rely on the U.S. Armed Forces to spread the culture around the world....Any Holiday or celebration will "travel" with ethnic people into a new location. That doesn't make it a Holiday in the specific country.
    Perhaps it is for the people celebrating it, government recognized or not. BTW, the actual bird in this non PC thread doesn't know nor claim a nationality, so it's okay.
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    All the turkeys I ate in Germany had a decidedly German accent; Bavarian I believe.
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