One of the more pleasant surprises of moving to another country is the unexpected occurrence of holidays. So I noticed yesterday evening that today, the second Monday in October, Canada celebrates Thanksgiving.
What is even less known is that Germany also has a Thanksgiving (Erntedankfest), which is not a national holiday, and I can't recall the appearance of lager amounts of turkeys. It's celebrated in some churches, and around this time of the year there are many markets where the new fruits, vegetables and wines are sold. It's a kind of gathering I like to call Fressfest, which -- I apologize -- is completely untranslatable. In Frankfurt, it will probably take place in the Fressgass.
Yesterday, it was an absolutely gorgeous day, and I took the photos below (click to enlarge). A happy Thanksgiving to all of you, no matter what part of the world you're at.
And just in case there are still people in the world who don't know this, here's
- How to Cook a Turkey
Go buy a turkey. Take a drink of whiskey (or scotch). Put turkey in the oven. Take another 2 drinks of whiskey . Set the degree at 375 ovens.
Take 3 more whiskeys of drink. Turn oven the on. Take 4 whisks of drinky. Turk the bastey. Whiskey another bottle of get.
Stick a turkey in the thermometer. Glass yourself a pour of whiskey. Bake the whiskey for 4 hours.
Take the oven out of the turkey. Take the oven out of the turkey. Floor the turkey up off of the pick. Turk the carvey. Get yourself another scottle of botch. Tet the sable and pour yourself a glass of turkey.
Bless the saying, pass and eat out
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