Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend eh?
To those travelling: May you have a safe journey
To those drinking: Please do not drink and drive
To all: May your trukey be juicy, your stuffing be not too greasy, your mashed potatoes fluffy, your gravy not lumpy, your corn bread sweeeet, your cranberry sauce tangy, and your veges fresh and tasty
For those of you who have no family to celebrate with: May you have peace and comfort in knowing that you are free from the borg and may you trust that in time things will get better
Also remember those who are less fortunate this Thanksgiving and drop something in the food bank bin at your local grocery store
Happy Gobble Gobble to you as well Happy Guy.....
Hopefully there will be left over for the hot turkey sandwiches.
And just for your info, I donated my fresh turkey to a less forunate family.
That's the spirit !
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all you Canadians!
A little info on the holiday for those of us who are not Canadian
A Canadian Thanksgiving The Canadian Thanksgiving makes an interesting counterpoint to the holiday celebrated by its southern neighbor. As mentioned earlier, the first North American thanksgiving event occurred in Newfoundland in 1578. In the 1600s, Samuel de Champlain and the French Settlers who came with him established an ?Order of Good Cheer.? This group would hold huge celebrations marking the harvests and other events, sharing their food with Native American neighbours.
The First Canadian ThanksgivingThe first Canadian Thanksgiving was celebrated on April 15, 1872 in thanks for the recovery of the future King Edward VII from a serious illness. The next Thanksgiving didn?t occur until 1879 when it was celebrated on a Thursday in November.
Setting a Date
Much like the United States, Canada seemed to have a difficult time deciding when a day of Thanksgiving should occur. From 1879 to 1898 it was celebrated on a Thursday in November; from 1899 to 1907 on a Thursday in October (except in 1901 and 1904 when it was celebrated on a Thursday in November); from 1908 to 1921 on a Monday in October; and between 1922 and 1930 the Armistice Day Act declared that Thanksgiving would be celebrated on Armistice Day, the Monday of November 11. In 1931 the Act was amended and the old practice of Parliament declaring a day of Thanksgiving each year was resumed.
On January 31, 1957 Parliament issued a proclamation to fix permanently the second Monday in October as "a day of general Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed.?
Much like the United States? Thanksgiving Day, the Canadian celebration includes parades and festive meals, often including turkey and all the ?fixins.? Yet, again, at the heart of the celebration is the idea of giving thanks for the goodness of the season past.
About Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day History
The history of Thanksgiving and becoming a national holiday.
Thanksgiving Day Food
Would you believe that turkey was probably not even served originally?
Thanksgiving Day Traditions
Parades, football and the mad rush to start shopping for the holidays.
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Wow thnx SIACN....I always thought our thanksgiving was just an excuse to drink beer, watch football and have a day off work to recover (and clean up). Every day I'm learning something new about my country.
Also thnx 4 the wishes from you as well SP.
Thanks to all who wish us well.
happy happy happy thanks giving !!! (sorry no turkey in smilley pannel)
I am celebrating freedom this year!