I'll admit it, I'm Canadian. Our Thanksgiving was back in October. So today I was at work, missing Thanksgiving, missing football, missing Black Friday and missing the unofficial start of the holiday season. Thanksgiving in the United States is a big deal. In Canada the trappings of the holiday are the same, but the feeling isn't as intense. I think in the US, the Thanksgiving holiday has a deeper and more spiritual meaning and is just a bigger deal.
For some anyway. Some people don't attach the spiritual connotation of God to it, like this guy. That's liberty for you.