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A Guide to Thanksgiving in Germany
Erntedankfest: Thanksgiving auf Deutsch

A Guide to German and American Thanksgiving Traditions

Can you answer these Thanksgiving questions?

  • When and where was the very first Erntedankfest (Thanksgiving)?
  • Who is Martin Frobisher?
  • When did President Lincoln declare the first U.S. Day of Thanksgiving?
  • Which official Thanksgiving holiday is older, that of Canada or the U.S.?
  • When is the German Erntedankfest celebration?
  • What does Michaelistag or Michaelmas have to do with Erntedankfest?
  • Is Erntedankfest an official holiday in Germany?
  • What are ein Masthühnchen, ein Kapaun, and eine Poularde?
  • How is the German Erntedankfest different from the U.S. Thanksgiving?

To learn the answers to these questions and much more about the traditional Thanksgiving holiday in Germany and North America, please go to this article:

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