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Thanksgiving
« on: October 12, 2008, 12:34:59 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving weekend to everyone here in the Great White North. I hope the southern Saskatchewan farmers have their crops off, the weatherman is calling for a good dump of snow. :o
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Re: Thanksgiving
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008, 12:57:39 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving to my neighbors.  :)  We are already getting some snow here.  Woke up to about half an inch and it is still coming down.  Yesterday, it was 40 degrees F and melting....

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Re: Thanksgiving
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008, 01:13:16 PM »
Is my calendar wrong ???
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Re: Thanksgiving
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2008, 02:09:13 PM »
Nope. :D Our harvest is much earlier than yours. By the end of November, most of us are knee deep in snow.
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Re: Thanksgiving
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2008, 03:00:03 PM »
I would like to get knee deep once....I do remember it snowing 13 inches once ....that was about 20 years ago....we mainly just get the ice.. :(  Tim
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Re: Thanksgiving
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2008, 03:07:24 PM »

History of Thanksgiving in Canada

The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to give thanks for surviving the long journey.

This feast is considered by many to be the first Thanksgiving celebration in North America, although celebrating the harvest and giving thanks for a successful bounty of crops had been a long-standing tradition throughout North America by various First Nations and Native American groups.

First Nations and Native Americans throughout the Americas, including the Pueblo, Cherokee, Creek and many others organized harvest festivals, ceremonial dances, and other celebrations of thanks for centuries before the arrival of Europeans in North America. Frobisher was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him Frobisher Bay.

At the same time, French settlers, having crossed the ocean and arrived in Canada with explorer Samuel de Champlain, also held huge feasts of thanks. They even formed 'The Order of Good Cheer' and gladly shared their food with their First Nations neighbours.

After the Seven Years' War ended in 1763 handing over New France to the British, the citizens of Halifax held a special day of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving days were observed beginning in 1799 but did not occur every year. After the American Revolution, American refugees who remained loyal to Great Britain moved from the United States and came to Canada. They brought the customs and practices of the American Thanksgiving to Canada. The first Thanksgiving Day after Canadian Confederation was observed as a civic holiday on April 5, 1872 to celebrate the recovery of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) from a serious illness.

Starting in 1879 Thanksgiving Day was observed every year but the date was proclaimed annually and changed year to year. The theme of the Thanksgiving holiday also changed year to year to reflect an important event to be thankful for. In the early years it was for an abundant harvest and occasionally for a special anniversary.
After World War I, both Armistice Day and Thanksgiving were celebrated on the Monday of the week in which November 11 occurred. Ten years later, in 1931, the two days became separate holidays, and Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day.

On January 31, 1957, the Canadian Parliament proclaimed:

A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October.
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