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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Wishes to All of Our Canadian Friends!

Happy Thanksgiving Canada !


Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated on the 2nd Monday of October. This year Thanksgiving will fall on Monday, October 11, 2004.

Thanksgiving in Canada has generally thought to come from three traditions:

European farmers in Europe held celebrations at harvest time to give thanks for their good fortune of a good harvest and abundance of food. They would often fill a curved goat's horn with fruits and grains. This was known as a cornucopia or horn of good plenty. When Europeans came to Canada it is thought to have become an influence on the Canadian Thanksgiving tradition.

Around 1578 English navigator Martin Frobisher held a ceremony, in what is now called the province of Newfoundland to give thanks for surviving his journey there. Other settlers later arrived and continued these "thankful" ceremonies. This was also thought to be an influence on the Canadian Thanksgiving tradition.

The third influence happened in 1621 in what was to become the United States. Pilgrims celebrated their first harvest in the "New World". Around 1750 this celebration of harvest was brought to Nova Scotia by American settlers from the south. At the same time, French settlers arriving were also holding feasts of "thanksgiving". These celebrations and offerings of "Thanks" influenced the Canadian Thanksgiving.


In 1879 Canadian Parliament declared November 6th a day of Thanksgiving and a national holiday. Over the years the date of Thanksgiving changed several times until on January 31st, 1957 Parliament proclaimed....."that the 2nd Monday in October"........"be a Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed.".
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Did you know.......

Americans did not invent Thanksgiving. It began in Canada. Frobisher's celebration in 1578 was 43 years before the pilgrims gave thanks in 1621 for the bounty that ended a year of hardships and death. Abraham Lincoln established the date for the US as the last Thursday in November. In 1941, US Congress set the National Holiday as the fourth Thursday in November.

Frobisher and early colonists, giving thanks for safe passage, as well as pilgrim celebrations in the US that began the traditions of turkeys, pumpkin pies, and the gathering of family and friends.
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Nice.....

T for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather.
H for harvest stored away, home, and hearth, and holiday.
A for autumn's frosty art, and abundance in the heart.
N for neighbours, and October, nice things, new things to remember.
K for kitchen, kettles' croon, kith and kin expected soon.
S for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that abounds



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Tami

thanks for all the great info!!!!

I guess that's why we have the holiday first LOL


Happy Thanksgiving All!!!!


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Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Canadian sisters!!!!









Thanks Tami for posting that interesting info!!
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Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Canadian Friends!! ( Oct. 10th)


Canadian Thanksgiving is about togetherness, love & thanking for all our blessings !

It is a time for fun, Turkey, and jubilations with family 'n' friends.



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Thanks Tami!!!

We are going to my hubby's cousin to celebrate this year. We will have the usual feast of Turkey and all the trimmings. The weather has finally gotten a little cooler so it feels like fall.


Happy Thanksgiving To all Those in Canada Celebrating This Weekend!!

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