celebrate 祝う

November 20, 2015 =========
☆ celebrate 祝う
Next Monday is a public holiday in Japan, right? As far as I know, it is the Labor Thanksgiving Day, right? How do you celebrate this day? Is there any special ceremony or do you celebrate with family? Or is it just a public holiday and nothing special. Next Thursday (the 26th) is Thanksgiving in America. This is the day they celebrate the blessings and harvest of the year. It is common for people to return home for thanksgiving, nowadays as people become busier, most people choose whether to return home for thanksgiving or for Christmas but not for both.
In Australia, we don’t celebrate thanksgiving at all. We do have a labor day, like Japan, but nothing to celebrate the harvest or blessings of the year… Except Norfolk Island (which is a territory of Australia, but self-governs with the Australian government maintaining authority.) Norfolk island celebrates thanksgiving just like the USA does because the holiday was brought to the island by American whaling ships prior to World War II.
It’s interesting the way different cultures and countries celebrate different things for different reasons, don’t you think?