Dia de Acao de Gracas in Brazil
Thanksgiving came to Brazil during the 1940s when Eurico Gaspar Dutra, the Brazilian President, having heard about the holiday from an Ambassador in the U.S., had established it there. People attend mass as a gesture to thank god for abundance in all forms. Besides, the Thanksgiving carnival brings life to the festivity.
Elsewhere in Britain, churches are decorated with the harvested fruits and vegetables; traditionally, a special loaf is baked that resembles a wheat sheaf.
The first Thursday of November is Thanksgiving in Liberia, when they express gratitude for many things including freedom from slavery.