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American Thanksgiving is gaining popularity in Denmark.  Several Danish supermarket chains now advertise turkey around Thanksgiving, and Google returns thousands of results for a search of kalkun til Thanksgiving in Danish. 

Turkey is a bird native to North America, and Thanksgiving is probably the most American holiday, since it is generally celebrated by all religions and ethnicities.

The legend of Thanksgiving can be traced to a meal that celebrated a good harvest in 1621. The newly arrived European pilgrims dined with the native Americans who had shared planting secrets and given food to help them survive the previous winter, an early form of integrationsydelse. - B.T., DK

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