November 24, 2010 – Community Thanksgiving Lunch
|US Ambassador David Huebner during the Thanksgiving lunch
Photo from US Embassy New Zealand
From US Embassy New Zealand: A traditional American Thanksgiving lunch was held at the Wesley Church Hall on November 24, 2010. The lunch a joint effort, with the U.S. Embassy, Downtown Community Ministry and the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Chef’s Association working together to feed nearly 200 people.
November 24, 2010 | American Road Show – Pancakes
|Ambassador Matthew Barzun making pancakes
Photo from BlogOm Sweden
Lahore’s CG Carmela Conroy pens Thanksgiving: an American Eid for the Daily Times
“Last week, some Pakistani friends welcomed me to their homes for Eidul Azha. As someone living far away from loved ones, it was wonderful to enjoy their hospitality and witness the warmth of family and food during this special time in Pakistan. It reminded me of our American Thanksgiving holiday, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
This year, the Thanksgiving and Eid traditions of charity and sharing are more important than ever here. The severe flooding this summer was the largest natural disaster that Pakistan has ever experienced, and I am proud to say that the American people contributed over one-third of the total relief provided by the international community to help people whose livelihoods and homes had been destroyed.
Today, Thanksgiving Day, I take time to reflect on my blessings, including the warm Eid hospitality so recently offered by Pakistani friends. Inshallah, I hope that the spirit of generosity and support from our “two Eids”, both American and Pakistani, can continue through the holiday season and into coming new year.
November 25, 2010
Zabul PRT, Afghanistan
|DOD Photo by Brian Ferguson via dvidshub.net|
Airmen and soldiers use a single sink to wash their hands as they arrive for Thanksgiving dinner on Forward Operating Base Smart, Zabul province, Afghanistan, Nov. 25. More than 200 soldiers, airmen and civilians are stationed here.
November 21, 2010 | Thanksgiving with the Silliman Family
|Photo from US Embassy Ankara|
Chargé d’Affaires Doug Silliman, Catherine Silliman and their two sons opened their door to Turkish television channel “Kanal D” for a traditional American Thanksgiving, demonstrating family recipes for such American classics as peppered corn bread, Indian pudding and – of course – stuffing for the turkey. While the Silliman parents cooked, the Silliman sons played piano and romped with the family dog in an effort to show typical family pursuits on Thanksgiving. Recipes: Massachusetts Best Indian Pudding, Texas Hot Pepper Corn Bread and the Silliman Apricot and Walnut Stuffing.
To be continued ….