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Thanksgiving is not a holiday where the invited guest is expected to reciprocate. Thanksgiving in the U.S. is simply a holiday where families of all kinds — direct family and otherwise — gathers to share a meal. It is not a holiday of gift exchanging. The guest’s presence at the meal is a gift enough. And not to be too crass about this, but if you are ...


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There are a couple of things in play here. One is that, you, being an international student, don't have a "place to go" for Thanksgiving. For us Americans, gathering together for holidays is important and many of us would gladly invite someone we know over so they are able to celebrate with us, rather than leave them alone for a holiday. ...


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Your thought is quite polite, that is returning the invitation. Under normal circumstances you inviting them out to a restaurant is entirely valid, but mostly as a gesture of friendship, not directly as 'reciprocating' on Thanksgiving. Why? Well, Thanksgiving is 'special' in a way that Christmas is not. Partly this is because Christmas might actually be ...


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