Thanksgiving Instagram and Facebook Giveaway 2019

Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each November to give thanks among family and friends. The holiday dates back to 1621, the year after early American colonists, called the Pilgrims, arrived in Massachusetts determined to freely practice their religion. However, it wasn’t until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving Day a national holiday.

Thanksgiving is a holiday with the sole purpose of giving thanks and celebrating the good in life. You can join the spirit by participating in our Thanksgiving Giveaway! Simply thank someone you know for whatever you are most grateful for in the comments under our Thanksgiving video for your chance to win a gift bag from the U.S. Embassy Kyiv!

How to Enter

On November 19, 22, and 25, a Thanksgiving video featuring U.S. diplomats will be posted on the Embassy’s Instagram and Facebook accounts @usembkyiv & @usdos.ukraine. To participate, post your comment under the video on Facebook and/or Instagram with your thank you message and tag two (2) friends. To increase your chances of winning, post your comment under each of the three (3) giveaway-related posts.

To provide an eligible reply:

  • Comment under the relevant posts with your thank you message.
  • Tag two or more of your friends.

A participant can only submit one comment under each post; all other comments by a given participant under a given post will be disqualified.

On November 27, those who provided eligible comments will be entered into a Live Instagram and  Facebook Raffles (2:30 pm on Instagram, 3:00 pm on Facebook) to determine the winners who will receive gift bags with U.S. Embassy-branded prizes.

Participation in this contest is deemed as acceptance of these Official Contest Rules. Participants are reminded that by participating in the contest, they are bound by Instagram’s/Facebook’s Terms of Service and any agreements with Instagram/Facebook contained therein.


Participants must be at least 13-years-old on the date of entry in the contest. Participants must be residents of Ukraine and may not be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.

The contest starts on November 19. Comments may be submitted between November 19 and November 27. The prize raffle will be conducted live on Instagram and Facebook on November 27 at 2:30 pm on Instagram and 3:00 pm on Facebook


Winners will be announced on the Embassy’s Instagram and Facebook accounts @usembkyiv & @usdos.ukraine on November 27, 2019. Each winner will be randomly awarded gift bags with U.S. Embassy-branded prizes.

The same person cannot win more than once during any one contest.  In the event that the same individual is chosen twice by the Randomizer, another participant will be selected.