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You can celebrate Thanksgiving far from home
By He Liyao

On Thanksgiving Day, a major national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada, people give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious and cultural traditions.

The celebration of Thanksgiving would be unthinkable without a turkey dinner. At one time, turkey was considered as the national symbol of America. Benjamin Franklin thought that turkey was the right choice because it was a good runner and had sharp vision.

Eating turkey with cranberry sauce is a must for Thanksgiving dinner. Shanghai, being the international city that it is, offers plenty of places to get you filled with fresh turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings to make a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Here are some choices.

ole logo.jpg    Ole’ Supermarket

     It provides frozen whole turkeys of varying sizes imported           from the United States at 78 yuan (US$12.7) per kilogram. 

     You can get the turkey from any Ole’ Supermarkets among        20 branches in Shanghai. Staff there will also prepare the            turkey by cooking, stuffing and delivering for an extra 200          yuan.

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city-shop logo.jpgCity Shop

It offers frozen turkey at 78 yuan per kilogram for Thanksgiving Day. Turkeys are selling in each of the

more than 10 branches of City Shops in Shanghai. In addition, City Shop also provides a big turkey dinner

package for 10 to 12 people at 880 yuan from November 27 to 30. The package, which includes a

turkey, stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce and breads, can be reserved via phone now.

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牛油果阿姨图片。jpg.pngThe Avocado Lady

It is not an urban myth, but to many expats is one of   Shanghai’s urban legends. The store is gaining in size and offering more products. 

While the Avocado Lady gets more and more popular among foreigners in Shanghai, the small food supermarket also offers frozen turkey for Thanksgiving Day at a surprising price - 46 yuan per kilogram.

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Don't want to bother cooking at home? Why not dine out for traditional Thanksgiving dinner! Click HERE for the recommendations.

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