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US Embassy to close on Thursday

09:26 PM November 21, 2012

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MANILA, Philippines – The US Embassy in Manila and its affiliated offices will be closed to the public on Thursday, November 22, in observance of Thanksgiving Day, an American holiday.

In a statement, the US Embassy said te United States celebrates Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November each year.

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“The ‘First Thanksgiving’ in the US is traditionally traced to the post-harvest feast by the American settlers and Native American neighbors in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621,” the statement said.

“American families traditionally spend this holiday by getting together and sharing a special a meal featuring roasted turkey.”

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It added that the period from Thanksgiving Day until New Year’s Day is often called the “holiday season” in America.

The embassy and its affiliated offices will resume services on Friday.

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