Happy American Thanksgiving!

s-l1600iToday is the fourth Thursday in November, annually celebrated in the United States as Thanksgiving Day since 1941.  It was on this date – 26 November – in 1789 that President George Washington proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving and in 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln set Thanksgiving Day as the final Thursday of November.  It is definitely my favorite of all American holidays and the period of time each year that I miss my family the most.  I could almost kill for a taste of a genuine roast turkey breast with my mom’s gravy as well as her homemade pumpkin pie.

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2015 Phuket Vegetarian Festival: Day 1 – Lantern Pole Raising

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Each year, the people of Thailand celebrate a vegetarian festival which begins on the 15th day of the waning of the 10th month of the Thai lunar calendar.  Many Thai people observe the rites of the festival even if they do not eat Thai vegetarian food the rest of the year.  The largest celebration, by far, occurs in Phuket

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