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How we're making Thanksgiving special in Northern Ireland

Today, people in the US celebrate the iconic holiday which dates back to the arrival of the Pilgrims from England in the 1600s. Claire O'Boyle asks three Americans living here how they're marking the day

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Celebration: main, Maggie Burnside with husband Peter (both at right of photo), their daughter Penelope (centre) and other relatives and friends at their first Thanksgiving in Northern Ireland in 2014

Celebration: main, Maggie Burnside with husband Peter (both at right of photo), their daughter Penelope (centre) and other relatives and friends at their first Thanksgiving in Northern Ireland in 2014

Celebration: main, Maggie Burnside with husband Peter (both at right of photo), their daughter Penelope (centre) and other relatives and friends at their first Thanksgiving in Northern Ireland in 2014

Jennie Carlsten lives in south Belfast with husband Peter Jameson and their daughter Maddie, who is 10.

"I came to Northern Ireland for the first time in 1993 for a year abroad programme," explains Jennie, who grew up outside Washington DC.

"I loved it and after I left I was always looking for a reason to come back. I returned for summers after that, and I came back in the end in 2007 to do a PhD."


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