Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving and Salute

photo by Nereo Zane

I deliberated for a while on what image I should use for the Thanksgiving post, and then I got an e-mail from Nereo with another photo from the Festa della Madonna della Salute and it seemed to me that the two holidays are quite similar.
They both date back to long ago,
they are both holidays that transcend the usual differences among the people of their respective nations,
and they are both days where people give thanks.
Venetians give thanks for their health, and all the ways they've been blessed.
Americans give thanks for everything.
The only difference that seems obvious is:
I don't think Venetians watch football on their day of thanks, maybe soccer.

Happy Thanksgiving my friends.
I'm thankful for so many things, especially your friendship.

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