Thanksgiving is a weird holiday. When we’re little we’re told it has to do with the pilgrims and Indians becoming BFFs and sharing noms. Then at some point we learn how that’s a terrible terrible lie. Then we learn something about how it started during the Civil War maybe? I’m not sure. As an American, Thanksgiving means eating until I’m sick while trying to act thankful for all of the people who drive me crazy the rest of the year. But to people who’ve never experienced this day of gluttony and lies on their own, it may be hard to wrap your head around. BuzzFeed asked some British people what they thought the holiday was all about, asking questions like “What do people eat on Thanksgiving?” and “What do they do all day?” They got great answers like “They put jelly beans in jelly with the mashed potatoes.” and “The parades are like company parades aren’t they? So there’s like a McDonalds one probably.” Eh, close enough.
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