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Happy Thanksgiving to all the Americans here.
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Actually it should be Happy Shopping. Tommorow is the busiest shopping day of the year. Although in Canada (and some European countries) it corresponds to "Buy Nothing Day"

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I'm just happy that the Dutch retail industry hasn't forced this holiday down our throats yet, like they are trying to do with Halloween and, rather succesfully, have done with Easter in the early 90s.

We celebrated Easter before that of course, ate our fair share of chocolate easter eggs and all... but back in '92 or so the retail industry started to push the idea of having to decorate a tree for Easter as well...

What's next? Hallmark Day?

Anyway, like I said, if this is a holiday for you, enjoy it!
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forced this holiday down our throats yet, like they are trying to do with Halloween


In Germany it´s very interesting: Most Halloween activities are done by teenagers. The children don´t know it, because the parents don´t and neither the Kindergarten . So it´s the teenagers who have costume parties, but no trick or treat kind of stuff. I think it has to do with 10 years of watching sitcoms, instead of the retail industry. It really is a cultural anthropologic process you can watch. Interesting!


What's next? Hallmark Day?


BTW, Is there any relevant cartographic holiday or remembrance day anywhere in the world? Maybe in Portugal? Or in New York with the columbus parade?
There ought to be something...

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BTW, Is there any relevant cartographic holiday or remembrance day anywhere in the world? Maybe in Portugal? Or in New York with the columbus parade?
There ought to be something...

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A Google search didn't turn up anything particulary useful. Some things that come to mind:
- IIRC there is a statue/memorial for Prince Henry the Seafarer in Sagres, Portugal.
- The Lewis and Clark expedition is currently remembered on US 5c coins
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Hip, hip for the Canadians! Thanksgiving epitomizes the American culture of excess consumption.

As for holidays... didn't you stay up til midnight last week to ring in GIS Day?!
Maybe we should contact Hallmark about starting a line of Mercator's Birthday cards...

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didn't you stay up til midnight last week to ring in GIS Day?!
Maybe we should contact Hallmark about starting a line of Mercator's Birthday cards...

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I didn't stay up till midnight but SDSU did have some festivities for GIS day, including a treasure hunt with GPS devices!!! And who needs hallmark when you got these: http://www.gisnuts.com/ (cartography t-shirts)




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