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  • The UK falls for Thanksgiving
  • The UK falls for Thanksgiving
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The UK falls for Thanksgiving

It might hark back to a meal shared by US Pilgrims and the Native Americans whose land they were plundering, but that’s not going to stop Brits getting their piece of the (pumpkin) pie. According to Waitrose the holiday was celebrated by one in six of shoppers in the UK.



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