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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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China: August Moon Festival

Celebrated in China, the August Moon Festival is a 1,000-year-old tradition for the Chinese to reflect on the bounty of the summer harvest, the fullness of the moon and the myth of the immortal goddess, Chang O, who lives in the moon. Millions of Mooncakes -- flaky, round, semi-sweet pastries -- are given as gifts during this celebration. The festival is often thought of as “Chinese Thanksgiving” because of its spirit of gratitude and abundant food.

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