Does Japan Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Q: Do Japanese people celebrate Thanksgiving? :) – DestinyQx

A: There is actually a public holiday on November 23rd called “勤労感謝の日 kinro kansha no hi” which I just realised is sort of like Thanksgiving in English: “Labour Thanksgiving Day”

But just like most other holidays, it now just means sleeping, shopping and Starbucks! So no US style Thanksgiving unless you have a North American English teacher. Japanese families come together in August for Obon, New Year and sometimes Golden Ween in May.

P.S.  If you do celebrate Thanksgiving, I’ve just made a new Thanksgiving Song for kids which you might like!

P.P.S.  Thank you for all the views and “Likes” – it makes it a whole lot easier to make more Genki Japan videos later! Thank you!

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