Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
Just as Canadian Thanksgiving occurs before the American Thanksgiving every year, Canadian Thanksgiving also predates the US celebration. And, I’d like to think, our celebration is a far friendlier more welcoming one. Ours is a celebration of thanks for the bounty this land has to offer, and a time to be thankful that we’ve survived the (sometimes harsh) journey that brought us to where we are.
You can find a general overview of the first Thanksgiving, and Frobisher’s role in it, as well as the parliamentary decry that made it a public holiday at http://www.twilightbridge.com/hobbies/festivals/thanksgiving/canada/ – but just a warning… the website is bright red, which can be hard on the eyes. However, I am THANKFUL not to have to give a history lesson on the events and to be able to point you elsewhere for it. 😉
So, today, I hope you gathered with loved ones and thought about all the things you are thankful for. Sometimes our journey is full of difficulties and pain, but we end up where we are, with those we love… and that is definitely worth giving thanks. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Posted on October 8, 2012, in Family, Just a Note and tagged american thanksgiving, canada, canadian, canadian thanksgiving, first thanksgiving, frobisher, giving thanks, happy thanksgiving, history, public holiday, thanksgiving, thanksgiving canada. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.