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In a year there are 31,156,000 seconds, 525,949 minutes, 8765 hours, 365 days, 52 weeks, and 12 months. All of which are usually filled with jealousy and envy. This is the time of year that reminds us to be thankful for what we have instead of wanting what we don’t. People usually like chasing after something, but when they finally get it, it loses its value and something else they don’t have sparks their interest. People are never satisfied with what they have. There is always something better, newer or nicer.

Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the US that is designed to give thanks for the harvest and the events of the preceding year. Even though this is an American holiday, the reminder to give thanks is international. It is on the fourth thursday of November. This year, it is on November 27.

Although Thanksgiving is an American holiday, there is something similar to it in almost every culture and religion. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of october to celebrate the closing of the harvest season. In Liberia, it is celebrated on the first Thursday of November. In Germany, there is a festival called Erntedankfest where they celebrate the harvest through parades. In Japan, it is on November 23 and it is just a reminder to give thanks. There is a version of this in every culture, and each should be celebrated as much as possible. Everyone needs a reminder to look at what they have and appreciate what they have instead of feeling envy towards what others have.