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Old 10-08-2007, 03:56 AM   #11
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is it November already?
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So, what'* the story behind your Thanksgiving. I mean, we got the whole Pilgrims/Indians/Mayflower thing. And, is the celebration pretty much the same??? Everything is closed, everybody is off work, you spend time with family and eat the Turkey and what not???
Anyways, happy Thanksgiving!!
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Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends, and happy Columbus Day for us Americans!
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Huh, I never guessed that Canadians had anything to be thankful for...
Thanks giving for our dollar being worth more than yours.......again.

"The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been futilely attempting to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did, however, establish a settlement in Canada. In the year 1578, Frobisher held a formal ceremony in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This event is widely considered to be the first Canadian Thanksgiving, and the first official Thanksgiving to occur in North America. More settlers arrived and continued the ceremonial tradition initiated by Frobisher, who was eventually knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him Frobisher Bay. The innermost point of the inlet of Frobisher Bay is the location the Nunavut capital, formerly itself called Frobisher Bay and now called Iqaluit.

It should be noted that the 1578 ceremony was not the first Thanksgiving as defined by First Nations tradition. Long before the time of Martin Frobisher, it was traditional in many First Nations cultures to offer an official giving of thanks during autumnal gatherings. In Haudenosaunee culture, Thanksgiving is a prayer recited to honor "the three sisters" (i.e., beans, corn, and squash) during the fall harvest."
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Very interesting. I was hoping someone would answer.
I could have looked it tup myself, but with the ways things are going right now,I just wasn't up to it.
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Yeah,, its to give thanks for the harvest....
our growing season is shorter than the USA so we have it earlier..
gets cooler up here before our American friends.. so its a month earlier..
although you wouldnt know it by todays temp..

31 deg cel with the humidex.. its like July..
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gets cooler up here before our American friends.. so its a month earlier..
although you wouldnt know it by todays temp..

31 deg cel with the humidex.. its like July..
Freakish temps, even for TO standards.
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Argh, it was so hot today!! My goodness. Supposed to cool down this week though, I mean, it felt like mid July, not early October!
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