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(photo credit Anthony Quintano via Flickr) Giving Thanks: For Family, Friends, Food, and Travel Perhaps the most popular holiday that everybody looks forward to is Thanksgiving. It’s one of the most heart-felt and family-oriented Western traditions, stemming all the way back to when the Pilgrims came in contact with Native Americans, who taught them how to grow corn to last through the winter. Nowadays, Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with different kinds of food, with stuffed turkey being the main dish. Families sit down and eat together, celebrating time together and the bountiful meal before them. But don’t be fooled—the United States isn’t the only country that gives thanks on this holiday. 16