Celebrations around the World

Join Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers  today in exploring the history of nations celebrating Thanksgiving Day. Grab your favorite art supplies as we create works of art  for a holiday filled with gratitude and abundance.

The United States isn’t the only nation with a holiday dedicated to gratitude—There are 17 nations that celebrate their own version of Thanksgiving traditions . For many, this global holiday began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest.

Canada, Grenada, Japan, Norfolk Island, Germany, Liberia, Netherlands and Puerto Rico just to name a few celebrate their own versions of “harvest of thanks” holiday much like the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Hence in honor of Thanksgiving Day, let us all immerse ourselves into the rich tapestry of time honored celebrations, festivals and rituals celebrated in the USA and all throughout the world during this very sentimental time of year.

Video: Thanksgiving Around the World

Thanksgiving Celebrations Around the World
Thanksgiving Traditions around the World


Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Plymouth Plantation Harvest Dinner

All Virtual New York Urban Sketchers events are one session (10 am -12 pm EST) held on Saturdays. For participants wanting to challenge themselves sketching more of a particular locality or theme, you are welcome to do the EXTENSION SKETCH PROJECT below:

Thanksgiving Extension Sketch Project:
Choose of the following prompt to sketch:
  • (a)  elaborate cornucopia
  • (b)  parade scene
  • (c)  prior to 1900 Thanksgiving
  • (d)  harvest celebration
*Please post your finished sketches
to the USK NYC Facebook Site
Be sure to add the hash tag #NUS.

Facilitators of Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
  • Theresa Smith
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • Alan Wernicke
  • Elizabeth Birkby
with the assistance of Mark Leibowitz
founder of USK NYC

web site design by Cecilia Evasco
for Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
under the auspices of USK NYC
Scheduled for November 20, 2021

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