Neato Torpedo wrote:
Good thing we wait to give thanks until the calendar marks a holiday rooted in genocide and imperialist domination of Native Americans. That way we can be ungrateful jerks for the other 364 days of the year.
People celebrate weird things if you look at it properly.
You guys celebrate feasting with a Native American tribe after you had both rogered another tribe.
Australia's national day celebrates NOT when they landed here, but a week afterwards when they found a bit of land that they liked the look of (after they had given up on the their first landing place), and their leader "officially" planted a flag.
New Zealand's national day celebrates a treaty that both the British crown and Maori chiefs signed, then pooped on for the next 40 years.