Saturday, October 07, 2006

Canadian Thanksgiving

The first recorded date of Canadians celebrating Thanksgiving was Thursday, January 10, 1799. Throughout the years, the date changed many times, until in 1957, a proclamation permanently fixed Thanksgiving Day on the second Monday of October. Unlike the American tradition of remembering the Pilgrims, Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest.

In this spirit, I would like to wish a happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!

3 comment(s):

and a happy thanksgiving to you too ,annamarie! yes, the canadian t.g. is far different from the u.s. counterpart and has nothing to do with pilgrims and platitutes to natives (aren't they quaint?).

By Blogger Scout, at 5:34 AM  

I enjoyed reading your blog very much. Thanks for taking the time to keep it going.
Great Fitness

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:17 PM  

we need more brothers and sisters like this:

American Bravery: Aslam Abdullah

By Blogger mohammed_siad, at 4:50 PM  

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