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Thanksgiving Day in Canada and the U.S. — The same, but different

Ottawa - The origins of Canadian and American Thanksgiving are unique, and while there are many similarities, as for example, celebrating the harvest season and eating turkey, there are also many differences.

Japan adds new holiday in effort to ease the overworked masses

The Japanese Parliament enacted a new law last week, giving the working public another holiday, bringing the total of national holidays in Japan to 16. This means Japan has the highest number of holidays of all the countries in the Group of Eight nations.

A guide to China's Golden Week in London

London - On the first of October of each year, the people of China celebrate a national holiday called Golden Week, which commemorates the founding of the People's Republic of China. October's Golden Week is one of two Golden Weeks in the Chinese calendar.

National Holiday for Obama in the Works

The Topeka-Capital Journal announced on Sunday that planning is underway for an Obama holiday. This isn’t a hoax. Several blogs around the nation have picked up the story. “Yes We Can” rallies have a goal to secure a national holiday for Obama.

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