Growing up in Scotland, or the UK, we never had this holiday. We still don't.
Now that I've lived in the US for 12 years, I really love this warm, hearty and enjoyable holiday.
The only thing is, I can't get used to eating sweet potatoes, breaded stuffing, corn bread or pumpkin pie. (lol)
I don't think I make a very good dinner guest at Thanksgiving, so I do my utmost to get out of it as I don't want to embarrass myself, or the host/s. I really think food, all foods, are a culture thing.
Does anyone else, from other countries, who now live in the USA have this problem? (lol)