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This is What Thanksgiving Around the World Looks Like

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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win Chinese couple marries in a hammock suspended 180 meters up at Shiniuzhai National Geopark
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Zhou Wenlong and Jiang Huizhu got a very memorable wedding, saying 'I do' in a hammock suspended 180 meters in the air at the Shiniuzhai National Geopark in Hunan province. 

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How did you celebrate the New Year? Get drunk? Thought so.

Well, not to make you feel bad, but this dude put together a 200,000-piece Lego Rooster for a Lego float to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rooster.

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Commissioned by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the rooster stands at six-and-a-half feet tall (that’s taller than my dad!) and took five people a month and a half to complete.

Andy Hung, Hong Kong’s only certified Lego Professional builder says, "I wanted to use Lego pieces that resonate with people from the East and impress my audience.

Congratulations, Andy, you’ve succeeded. Now get on that float and take a bow.

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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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The "on the roofs" gang were clearly not satisfied with their previous climb in China, the 650-meter-tall Shanghai Tower: