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By Ann Morrill

From the recent Yam competition in Africa to Thanksgiving Day within the usa, many cultures during the international have a good time harvest gala's. This booklet seems to be at how the areas of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin the USA and the Caribbean, the center East, and North the US payhomage to the harvest and every thing it represents.

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By the 20th century Collier’s gained a wider audience when it began publishing sports and celebrity news along with literary fiction. This issue, published in 1901, commemorates Thanksgiving before it fell on a fixed date. Thanksgiving 35; Dancers wear elaborate costumes during a festival in a small Andean village in Ecuador. The masks, which can weigh up to 20 pounds, are worn by male dancers as part of festivities that combine the Roman Catholic feast of Corpus Christi with traditional Indian harvest celebrations.

The kpekpele is sprinkled by each city’s chief at sacred places in order to please the gods and ancestors. The head of every household will also sprinkle kpekpele in places special to the individual families or to the tribes, such as in front of their homes or the homes of the village priests. After the rituals are performed, the joyous dancing and drumming begins in the streets and during this celebration everyone is equal in social standing. During Homowo, the Ga people often welcome visitors and even strangers into their homes to share a traditional meal.

However, a major difference between the Europeans of 500 years ago and the indigenous civilizations they encountered was the way that they prayed and gave thanks to their gods. As with the ancient Romans, many of the Latin American indigenous religious rites were essentially harvest rituals enacted to keep their often perilous physical world in harmony. Some indigenous groups of Latin America made ritualistic animal and human sacrifices to their gods, believing that they would then be granted plentiful crops for the coming season.

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