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creeper 10-10-2011 08:27 AM

Thanksgiving in the summer
 
Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!

I am blessed and grateful for being a Canadian, :thumbup: for good health in the family, and for this crazy summer like heat wave!

kwikfishron 10-10-2011 08:49 AM

Does that mean most get the day off work?

Is there a traditional meal?

creeper 10-10-2011 08:55 AM

Of course! Everythings closed. Turkey, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie all the usual stuff. Just like the American holiday only a few weeks earlier

kwikfishron 10-10-2011 09:08 AM

Well I hope you enjoy the day.

Itís Columbus Day down here today. I think you just helped me talk myself into taking the day off. :)

creeper 10-10-2011 09:12 AM

Well Thank-you! and glad I could help. Pardon my ignorance but what is the significance of Columbus day. Unless its Christopher Columbus then no need to explain, as we are full circle back to Thankgiving

kwikfishron 10-10-2011 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by creeper (Post 745647)
Well Thank-you! and glad I could help. Pardon my ignorance but what is the significance of Columbus day. Unless its Christopher Columbus then no need to explain, as we are full circle back to Thankgiving

Yep...you nailed it. :boat:

Doc Holliday 10-10-2011 09:19 AM

Okay, how did Canada come to have a Thanksgiving Day?

and yes, It's Christopher Columbus although it turned out that it was not him who actually discovered America but rather Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer who our country is thus named after.

creeper 10-10-2011 09:29 AM

Well Thanksgiving is based on being grateful for a successful and bountiful harvest. Our harvest season falls a few weeks earlier then yours. Americans and Canadians are probably more similar then different in many ways. Except for the way you guys spell colour and cheque and say zee instead of zed

logluvr 10-10-2011 09:30 AM

Didn't our Thanksgiving used to be in October too?

I think I read that somewhere.

Doc Holliday 10-10-2011 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by creeper (Post 745670)
Well Thanksgiving is based on being grateful for a successful and bountiful harvest. Our harvest season falls a few weeks earlier then yours. Americans and Canadians are probably more similar then different in many ways. Except for the way you guys spell colour and cheque and say zee instead of zed

Eh, I have family in Toronto.

In Canada
Main article: Thanksgiving (Canada)
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The Order of Good Cheer, 1606 by Charles William Jefferys, (1925).


The origins of the first Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean. Frobisher's Thanksgiving celebration was not for harvest, but for homecoming. He had safely returned from an unsuccessful search for the Northwest Passage, avoiding the later fate of Henry Hudson and Sir John Franklin. In the year 1578, Frobisher held a formal ceremony in Newfoundland to give thanks for surviving the long journey.[3] Years later, the tradition of a feast would continue as more settlers began to arrive to the Canadian colonies.[4]

rossfingal 10-10-2011 09:52 AM

Canada -
Nice people!
Good beer!!
Who discovered the N. American continent? -
(Other than all the native people who had been here for 1000's + years?)
Some evidence suggests - the Vikings.
(Jury is still out on that)
Anyway -
Happy Thanksgiving!!! :)

RF
(How come, for Thanksgiving, when I was in my "teens" - "twenties" -
I could refill my plate 5, 6, 7 times - now; I'm lucky if I can do 2???) :)

creeper 10-10-2011 09:54 AM

I must have been away that day in school:smartass: I always thought it was about the pilgrims and the harvest.

Hey small world about the relatives in T.O. I grew up in the city. With the population at 5.5 million, chances are I don't know them, but do you happen to remember the area where they live?

Also, the eh comes after the sentence not before

Mr Chips 10-10-2011 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by logluvr (Post 745671)
Didn't our Thanksgiving used to be in October too?

I think I read that somewhere.

I'm not sure, but i beleive it was President Lincoln that first made it an official holiday in the US, to be celebrated on the last thursday of Nov. Another President (Rosevelt maybe?) tried to move it a week or two earlier ( Still in Novemeber), but it never caught on.

Doc Holliday 10-10-2011 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by creeper (Post 745691)
I must have been away that day in school:smartass: I always thought it was about the pilgrims and the harvest.

Hey small world about the relatives in T.O. I grew up in the city. With the population at 5.5 million, chances are I don't know them, but do you happen to remember the area where they live?

Also, the eh comes after the sentence not before


Funny, I've been saying "eh" for years now, both before and after. It wasn't meant as anything, though. I wasn't even thinking about it when I used it just now but good catch.

Nope, I rarely ever see my family from up there. I've never been to them, they always come down here (I've seen them maybe six times my entire life, 34 years) so I don't really know much about their whereabouts.

EH!! :)

creeper 10-10-2011 10:03 AM

Thanks Rossfingal and whats with the need to sleep after eating Turkey? Personally, I'm just as happy with a nice spiral ham


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