THANKSGIVING - Norfolk Island style
Thanksgiving on Norfolk Island had its origins in the American Thanksgiving, but has been adapted and developed to suit the Norfolk Island way. It is not necessarily a family festival, although families do celebrate it together. However, we would not expect people to "come home" for Thanksgiving - they would be more likely to do that for Christmas. When Thanksgiving began here, probably later in the 19th century, "coming home" would have meant a sea voyage!!!