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    #1

    I was impressed with the way "(the) Thais" celebrated the New Year holiday.

    I was impressed with the way the Thais celebrated the New Year holiday. (From Ivy League English Magazine)
    →Can the THE before Thais be omitted? Is it necessary?

    I was impressed with the way the Americans celebrated Christmas. (revised from the previous sentence)
    →Can the THE before Thais be omitted? Is it necessary?

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    Re: I was impressed with the way "(the) Thais" celebrated the New Year holiday.

    The can be omitted from both sentences. The meaning would change slightly: with the it means the Thai people that I saw; without it, it means Thai people in general.
    I am not a teacher.

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