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Ahh, Thanksgiving. Turkey, pumpkin pie, stuffing, rampant consumerism...

Thanksgiving as we know it is only celebrated in America, but many other countries have their own unique celebrations which are all meant to give thanks and celebrate the end of the season's harvest. Presumably, they all copied America because they thought our idea was so cool. Here are a few of the more famous festivals.

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Via: tr2k8
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This giant panda statue is supposedly in China somewhere, though we can't seem to dig up much more information than that.

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Chinese website Taobao sold this dress, made famous by actor Jaime Alexander. People who ordered it, however, found the design to be... somewhat lacking. As always, you get what you pay for!

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Via: Daily Mail
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China is fighting the good fight against nature - doing everything it can to keep Winter at bay.

To help battle the blues, the city of Changchun in China is installing plastic sheeting with pictures of lush, green shrubbery around the edge of the street, hiding all of the real plants which are now brown and bare.

"Many people feel depressed in the winter, and the site of the denuded trees only contributes to that feeling," said a local official. "We want to try and cheer people up a bit by putting some greenery around to make them feel better."

Thousands of meters of the plastic sheeting were rolled out this week, and if they're lucky, plastic flowers may be on the way as well. Seriously.

Just don't bother stopping to smell these roses.

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