Not big on the whole Thanksgiving Day... I celebrate with gusto "Harvest" at our Church and think its fantastic to have a holiday to say Thanks but don't really know much more about the States' holiday.
It turns out, however, that the Friday after Thanksgiving is a HUGE shopping day in the States. It is also a day to protest against shopping: BUY NOTHING DAY
I like this concept and will buy nothing on Friday. Read the article from Buy Nothing Day's founder, Kalle Lasn (see link in title) and join me in celebrating this anti-holiday.