Culture November 22, 2018 at 05:00 pm

Besides America, Thanksgiving is celebrated in these African and Caribbean countries

Francis Akhalbey | Content Manager

Francis Akhalbey November 22, 2018 at 05:00 pm

November 22, 2018 at 05:00 pm | Culture

Grenada

Grenada

Though the model was copied from the United States, Grenadians celebrate Thanksgiving Day for a rather very interesting reason.

After former Prime Minister Maurice Bishop was ousted from power in a coup supported by his Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coardon on October 16, 1983, and subsequently executed, the United States with the support of allied Caribbean forces invaded the country on October 25 of the same year and seized control.

Operation “Urgent Fury” in Grenada in 1983

Though their actions were widely criticized internationally, Grenadians were actually grateful.

Observed annually as a national holiday on October 25, Thanksgiving is actually held in Grenada to show gratitude to the United States for the invasion and is also observed as a remembrance day.

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