Eva Longoria, Taylor Swift and Dwayne Johnson
Eva Longoria, Taylor Swift and Dwayne Johnson were just some of the famous faces who wished their social media followings a happy ThanksgivingKris Connor / Jason Merritt / Frazer Harrison / Getty

Millions across the pond, and all over the world in fact, held their celebrations for Thanksgiving yesterday (24 November), with plenty of posts and images about being thankful and enjoying the inevitable feast making their debut on various Instagram and Twitter accounts. As expected, even famous faces were in the sharing mood – uploading the antics they got up to all over social media.

From Eva Longoria and Taylor Swift to Dwayne Johnson and Naomi Watts, here are some of IBTimesUK's favourites from the holiday...

Eva Longoria emphasised the importance of comfy clothing on such a day, capturing a shot of her "dressed down" look while she "prepared for the feast".

Taylor Swift spent the day surrounding by friends – as per usual for the popular popstar. Taking to Instagram, she shared several photographs from her celebrations, wishing her followers a happy Thanksgiving and admitting she was thankful for "piggy back rides".

How To Get Away With Murder actress Viola Davis took to Twitter to share a candid photo of herself preparing a Thanksgiving meal, while wondering whether any of her followers were doing the same.

Robert Downey Jr kept things in the Marvel Studios family by sharing an illustration of his character Iron Man serving a turkey to all the other recognisable faces in The Avengers' movies, from Samuel L Jackson's Nick Fury to Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and Chris Hemsworth's Thor.

Amy Schumer wished everyone a "Happy Tday," while joking that she wasn't quite sure who she'd just shared said turkey with. "Thanks Deb and Tim and I want to say... Ben? Is it Ben?" she wrote.

Michael Douglas ditched the typical winter weather for warmer climes by spending his Thanksgiving in Mexico with his family. The Ant-Man actor took to Facebook to share a couple of snapshots from their time away.

It might still have been Thanksgiving when he posted it, but Dwayne Johnson made it pretty clear that he was already looking forward to the next holiday on the calendar: Christmas! "Santa comes in 32 days. #jussaying," he told his followers.

Gwyneth Paltrow took to her Instagram page to share a sweet photo of ex-husband Chris Martin and the pair's son Moses. "Here is to reunions, togetherness, family and love love love," she captioned the image.

Mindy Kaling got personal with her tweet about Thanksgiving, admitting that "when you are high strung, it's nice when the only assignment is to think about [the] niceness you have in life."

Naomi Watts urged her fans to "know their limits" and "call the experts" while posting a photograph of her alongside a professional who presumably cooked her and her family's Thanksgiving meal. We wonder if she still had to do all the washing up though!

Katy Perry took the opportunity on Thanksgiving to raise awareness of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation's ongoing protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. She urged her followers to take the time to familiarise themselves with what's going on there and explained how they can donate to the Reservation's cause (by texting WATER to 82623).

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Who else will be dressing down for Thanksgiving? 🙋🏽 #PreparingForTheFeast #ThanksgivingAttire

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Happy Thanksgiving ❤️

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Happy tday! Thanks Deb and Tim and I want to say...Ben??? Is it Ben?

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Here is to reunions, togetherness, family, and love love love. Happy thanksgiving eve, everyone. Love, gp

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Happy thanksgiving!! Thanks to this guy👉 @littlegemnyc #calltheexperts #knowyourlimits #thanksgiving

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On #Thanksgiving, a day with complex origins, I want to speak up in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and their protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with what is going on in North Dakota. While it may not be on your front pages, this is not a frightening series of events for “them”, it is frightening series of events for all of us. The pipeline in question, would carry crude oil through land sacred to indigenous peoples and put a crucial water supply at risk. We have seen the results of unintended oil spills before and they are crippling to the health of the surrounding people and environment. To all those peacefully protesting to protect history, to protect that which is personally sacred and to protect our life sustaining water sources, we are here shoulder to shoulder with you across this country. We cannot afford to be complacent with our rights and we cannot afford to be complacent with the rights of our neighbor. Testimonies from the protests alarm me and should alarm all of us: Some 400 people who were held in detention during demonstrations have suffered what Mr. Kiai (UN Special Rapporteur) called “inhuman and degrading conditions.” He is concerned over both the scale of arrests and the conditions in which American citizens are being held.“ Marking people with numbers and detaining them in overcrowded cages, on the bare concrete floor, without being provided with medical care, amounts to inhuman and degrading treatment,” he said. Protestors have reported facing rubber bullets, teargas, mace, compression grenades, and bean-bag rounds while voicing their concerns over the environmental impact of the pipeline and throughout their attempts to protect burial grounds and other sites that are sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. - UN.org During this holiday and beyond, let us stand in solidarity with all those who are trying to protect it. I made a donation and I hope you can too today. See the link in my bio how you can donate. Also, it's easy to donate in 🇺🇸 by texting WATER to 82623 #IStandWithStandingRock #NoDAPL #waterislife 📸 by Bill Mckibben

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