It's ignored because it doesn't mean you get free stuff, or a nice sense of theater,or have the advantage of having a really cool guy return from dead on the same day as some roman festival
Witch got me thinking, Thanksgiving is the black sheep of the Holiday Family.
It's the bastard love child dad had with a Meth-addicted stripper while he and mom were
going through a rough patch.
It's the quiet guy that's invited to the family reunion, but no one talks to because he never brings as much to the pot luck.
It's like The Federal Government just said"Damn, you need some more days off, let's make that time we had a party with the natives before giving them small-pox and stealing there land a national Holiday!"