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Giving Thanks Around the World

Dig in and feast on fruitful knowledge about different countries -- including Korea, India and Ghana -- that give thanks by throwing festivals to commemorate a great harvest and year.

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Vietnam: Tết Trung Thu Festival

In Vietnam, people celebrate the Tết Trung Thu Festival (Mid-Autumn Festival) in September or in early October. This fall celebration is also known as the Children’s Festival. The Vietnamese believe children are symbols of innocence and purity -- the closest connection to the sacred and natural world. Children light lanterns and perform lion dances as part of the celebration. This is the second most important holiday tradition in Vietnam.

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