Lá Altaithe - Thanksgiving Day!

Pilgrim Children

Here's wishing all our friends and visitors to Irishpage.com during the past year a warm Thanksgiving Holiday: Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin! or as mischief would have it: Níl aon tointinn mar do thointinn féin! ... Vivian and Jack.

Biachlár - Bee-uh Claw
Greadóga - G-red-oh-guh
ribe róibéis rib-uh robe-ace cáis caw-shh
manglam toradh man-uh-clam torah anraith glasraí on-rih glass-ree
sailéad sal-age anlann sailéid on-lon sal-age

Idirchursa [Cead Isteach] - Entré
turcaí turkey súlach gravy
mónóga cranberries prátaí brúite prawtea brew-chu
búiste stuffing tornapa tore-nap-uh
pis peas arán arbhair uh-rawn are-ver

Milseog - Dessert
pióg puimcín pea-owe-g pumpkin uachtar reoite wack-ter roach-uh
pióg úlla pea-owe-g ullah piseanna talún peas-an-uh tal-oon
ciste seacláid kish-tuh shock-laid sú talún sue tal-oon

Deochanna - Beverages
caife gaelach Irish coffee braon tae a drop of tea
bainne bon-yeh muga ceirtlise mug-uh care-t-lish-uh
seacláid te shock-lodge chay fíon bán fee-on bon

Iarfhocal - Epilogue
Thanksgiving Day, being an American tradition, has no "native" term in Irish. However, both lá buíochais and lá altaithe mean a "day of thanksgiving". However, while buíochas means thanks, gratitude ... altú means thanksgiving (to God) and is probably more appropriate to the true meaning of Thanksgiving Day. The verb altaigh means "give thanks (to God)"; the verbal noun, thanksgiving, is altú, of which the genitive is altaithe. Altaigh also has the meaning of saying grace at meals. ... Epilogue courtesy of Brad Wilson

Buíochas le Día!
Courtesy of Vivian and Jack
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