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Happy Canadian thanksgiving

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by J_mcrane, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. J_mcrane


    Dec 7, 2013
    Winter comes early in this country. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. As an American married to a Canadian, I get 2 Thanksgivings!!!
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  2. mt666tm


    Nov 20, 2012
    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

    It's been a really good one for me. Postal service was making holiday deliveries and I got my ZT 0560 BW delivered this morning so I've been enjoying it all day :)
  3. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I had two dinners as well, one was traditional with turkey, and the other was Chinese food.

    Both were delicious. I'm happy they were spaced a week apart.
  4. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    I enjoy Thanksgiving more than Christmas. You get the same food without all the stress of giving and getting stuff you don't need.
  5. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Can someone tell me the story behind the Canadian Thanksgiving? I know the the American story, so how did it happen for you folks up there?
  6. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Canadian Thanksgiving, the short answer is this. ;)

    Long before Europeans settled in North America, festivals of thanks and celebrations of harvest took place in Europe in the month of October. The very first Thanksgiving celebration in North America took place in Canada when Martin Frobisher, an explorer from England, arrived in Newfoundland in 1578.
  7. Morrow

    Morrow Don't make this weird Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 11, 2007
    Moving to Community
  8. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    In Canada, I think the actual holiday was established in the 19th century, but not formalized until the 1950s. I'll bet the native peoples had their own thanks giving during fall long before the English made it to Canada. :)
  9. annr

    annr Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Is the Canadian thanksgiving menu the same as traditional American? Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, etc?
  10. taldesta

    taldesta Retired :-) Time is the Gold Platinum Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    It is sure is for me :) but my French Canadian friends enjoy both the same and other cultural dishes as would a lot of others. Pretty much turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie here generally. And always forget the dinner rolls in the oven!
  11. annr

    annr Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Thanks. That's really how it works here as well. There are the traditional turkey, etc., that you would expect to find in most cases, and then the particular family favorites-- often cultural favorites depending. Enjoy!
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