πŸŽƒπŸŽƒ THANKTOBERFEST!!! πŸŽƒπŸŽƒ October 8, 2018 9:01 AM   Subscribe

Happy Thanktoberfest! What's Thanktoberfest? It's a holiday that, like actual Oktoberfest, has only the loosest relation to October. Thanktoberfest runs from Canadian Thanksgiving through American Thanksgiving, and we encourage you to focus on things you're thankful for -- making posts about awesome things you're grateful exist, thanking other mefites for their awesomeness, and just generally spreading good vibes and gratitude all around the site. Tag your posts thanktoberfest and we'll have some thankfulness metatalks and at the end of Thanktoberfest we'll have a big thanking post where we all thank each other for our favorite Thanktoberfest posts!
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 9:01 AM (5 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

*bawls* So fucking timely!
posted by jillithd at 10:41 AM on October 8 [1 favorite]


Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:52 AM on October 8 [6 favorites]


Danke! Β‘Gracias! Ta!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 12:22 PM on October 8


Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

Thank You For Talkin’ To Me, Africa
posted by shapes that haunt the dusk at 1:53 PM on October 8 [2 favorites]


I like this thing, and I like this place (MetaFilter)! :)

Per Wikipedia, for general information and such:

Thanksgiving (French: Action de grΓ’ce), or Thanksgiving Day (French: Jour de l'Action de grΓ’ce) is an annual Canadian holiday, occurring on the second Monday in October, which celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. This year it was on October 8.

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after Congress requested a proclamation by George Washington. It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens," to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. Together with Christmas and the New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader fall/winter holiday season in the U.S. This year it will be on November 22.

And if you enjoy death-related topics, Johnny Wallflower is back at it with his annual use of MementoMoriOctober.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:06 AM on October 9 [3 favorites]


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