Thanksgiving in Rio

By Felicity Clarke, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Carnival stands as Brazil’s great national holiday, but for all the music, dancing and dazzling spectacle it does fall short on one important holiday criteria: there’s no focus on food.

In contrast, Thanksgiving, the major US national holiday that will be celebrated this Thursday, has food as one of its central tenets, if not the central tenet since its origins lay in the thankfulness of the English settlers being able to eat and therefore survive the winter due to the help of the Native Americans.

Although historically Thanksgiving . . .

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