Ambient on/off

Join the new world


[MoFA] Thanksgiving

Day 2,199, 21:09 Published in Ireland Ireland by Irish Foreign Ministry

As we have many RL Americans and Canadians with us in our Irish community, it seemed appropriate to share a little introduction and explanation to their national Holiday, Thanksgiving, which is held the 4th Thursday of every November in the US, and the 2nd Monday in October in Canada.

The first Thanksgiving in Canada was held in approximately 1578, as a celebration for an explorer's survival from England to Canada 3 times through the Arctic conditions. It's also traced back to French settlers in the 17th century who celebrated their harvests with the native peoples. Eventually immigrants from the US, Ireland, Scotland and other nations migrated to Canada and introduced their own cultural additions to the celebrations. The day became an official holiday in 1872, and was celebrated in November. After World War I however, to prevent collision with Armistice Day, the holiday was moved to the 2nd Monday in October, which is also Columbus Day in America.

In the US, the celebration started in the 1620s, when Puritans (Those settlers loyal to the British Church) and Pilgrims (colonists who were seperatists) held festive celebrations of their harvests with the local Native peoples.

Every Thanksgiving, families across the nation hold large feasts, and often meet up with distant relatives to catch up on things, eat, drink, give thanks for what they have, and of course watch American Football. Each year, the President of the US "pardons" a Turkey, sparing its life to roam freely, as a tradition.

In other nations, such as Germany, Japan, Liberia, parts of Australia, and other smaller nations, different variations of Thanksgiving are held annually. In Leiden, a city in the Netherlands, Thanksgiving is held in remembrance of the Pilgrims who lived there for a decade before settling in the New World.

(Leiden American Pilgrim Museum)


In the giving mood, we will be giving out 5Q7 tanks to every Irish citizen who leaves something that they feel Ireland should be thankful for in the comment section. For example, a friendship with another nation, recent achievements for our nation, ect. ect.


On behalf of the MoFA team, we'd like to wish the eIrish and all of our allies a Happy Thanksgiving!

Irish MoFA


NWOuroboros01 Day 2,199, 21:13

From Peru's gob team and all the people here

We'd like to wish all a Happy Thanksgiving!



Simonymous Day 2,200, 08:55

Let's attack Turkey?

DnPijote Day 2,199, 21:25


Bhane Day 2,199, 21:50


Bad BIue Boys
Bad BIue Boys Day 2,200, 00:25

Ireland should be thankful for Michael Collins, Padraig Pearse and all the other heroes who never let anyone else tell them who they are and where they belong.

Let their dream come true! 26+6=1


Bad BIue Boys
Bad BIue Boys Day 2,200, 06:32

I wasn't talking bout eRep tho 😛

Raven Anarcho
Raven Anarcho Day 2,200, 06:41

i know but it's good enough. 😛

castaneda Day 2,200, 02:24

We should be thankful as a small nation for latest updates re RW's , Longterm occupation is hopefully a thing of the past

seanlynch Day 2,200, 04:02

Ireland should be thankful for everyone who helped fight for freedom for this country over the past 6 years

Struis Vogel
Struis Vogel Day 2,200, 09:10

I study in Leiden! I noticed that building a few times but i didn't know it was actually a museum!
I give thanks to the ehh i don't know?? Damn, i am one ungrateful bastard. I thank the turkeys for being eaten by Americans so they won''t come over here and take my food. The 28th of november is a big day in a lot countries btw:

Oh i know! I want to thank thanksgiving for making sure i have lots of free time atm because none of the tv shows i follow were f*king aired last night. Thanks, Thanksgiving....

Viktor Kurgan
Viktor Kurgan Day 2,200, 11:03

Ireland should be thankful for The Word of Heavens that descent upon this lands and made spawns of SATAN! scream with terror...

Thanks but no tanks......

Lalo292 Day 2,200, 14:21

I'm from Mexico and we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but I'm very thankful for being freind with all of you.
Ai LUV yu Éire.

Anthony Colby
Anthony Colby Day 2,200, 16:16

Most American citizens will tell you the same thing about Thanksgiving and it's origins but the National Holiday was created by Abraham Lincoln to commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg and the loses in the US Civil War.

Releasethe Krakken Day 2,201, 04:40

Comment deleted

Releasethe Krakken
Releasethe Krakken Day 2,201, 04:43

we have a different kind of thanksgiving grabs knife lol.

moomoohead Day 2,201, 12:06

When I lived in Ireland Thanksgiving was one of the American things Irish could never understand. They used to say, "you have a whole holiday just to eat Turkey?" I used to explain that thanksgiving in America is eating dinner with your extened family, uncles, nephews, grandparents etc. Xmas in my family is just your imiediate family. Xmas dinner in Ireland is sort of like Thanksgiving dinner in America.

Happy Holidays.

Brian Boru
Brian Boru Day 2,201, 15:25

FYI, Thanksgiving isn't Irish.

Also, genocide.

Raven Anarcho
Raven Anarcho Day 2,201, 20:14

Of course I'm going to leave the smallpox infested blankets and the twisted "manifest destiny" mentality that my country's government still has today out of this. 😛 I'd post that from my own paper, not this one.

Brian Boru
Brian Boru Day 2,202, 04:26

Yes, well, some of the people who got the blankets have descendents who happen to be still alive. Sort of a bit fucked up to celebrate.

AppleMan Day 2,201, 19:38

Americans take Thanksgiving very seriously. In 1939 FDR tried to change the date and the public told him to get stuffed.

You're welcome.

Post your comment

What is this?

You are reading an article written by a citizen of eRepublik, an immersive multiplayer strategy game based on real life countries. Create your own character and help your country achieve its glory while establishing yourself as a war hero, renowned publisher or finance guru.