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Thanksgiving

Post by AFRS » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:59 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canucks out there... or in here, as the case may be. :bacon: :dancingpie: :pie:

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Re: Thanksgiving

Post by Jocose » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:23 pm

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Re: Thanksgiving

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Re: Thanksgiving

Post by canuck » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:09 pm

happy thanksgiving

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Re: Thanksgiving

Post by tuttle » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:30 am

Serious question born from serious ignorance: For America, a recognized day of Thanksgiving, while foundationally Christian, has its roots in the American origin mythos, making it a uniquely religious and American holiday--What's the Canadian Thanksgiving mythos?

EDIT: Also is Canadian turkey similar in the scale of disappointment to Canadian bacon?

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Re: Thanksgiving

Post by AFRS » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:47 am

tuttle wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:30 am
Serious question born from serious ignorance: For America, a recognized day of Thanksgiving, while foundationally Christian, has its roots in the American origin mythos, making it a uniquely religious and American holiday--What's the Canadian Thanksgiving mythos?

EDIT: Also is Canadian turkey similar in the scale of disappointment to Canadian bacon?

:bacon:
Thanksgiving isn't uniquely American. remember that before the rebellion, the 13 colonies were just that: colonies. The specifics of turkey, pumpkin, squash certainly are but thanksgiving was and is a uniquely Christian ethic.

The first celebration of Thanksgiving in North America occurred during the 1578 voyage of Martin Frobisher from England, in search of the Northwest Passage. His third voyage, to the Frobisher Bay area of Baffin Island in the present Canadian Territory of Nunavut, set out with the intention of starting a small settlement. His fleet of fifteen ships was outfitted with men, materials, and provisions. However, the loss of one of his ships through contact with ice, along with many of the building materials, was to prevent him from doing so. The expedition was plagued by ice and freak storms, which at times scattered the fleet; on meeting again at their anchorage in Frobisher Bay, "... Mayster Wolfall, a learned man, appointed by Her Majesty's Counsel to be their minister and preacher, made unto them a godly sermon, exhorting them especially to be thankful to God for their strange and miraculous deliverance in those so dangerous places ...". They celebrated Holy Communion and "The celebration of divine mystery was the first sign, scale, and confirmation of Christ's name, death and passion ever known in all these quarters."

Years later, French settlers, having crossed the ocean and arrived in Canada with explorer Samuel de Champlain, from 1604, also held feasts of thanks. They formed the Order of Good Cheer and held feasts with their First Nations neighbours, at which food was shared.

During and after the American Revolution, American refugees who remained loyal to Great Britain moved from the newly independent United States to Canada. They brought the customs and practices of the American Thanksgiving to Canada, such as the turkey, pumpkin, and squash.

Thanksgiving has been officially celebrated as an annual holiday in Canada since November 6, 1879. While the date varied by year and was not fixed, it was commonly the second Monday in October.

On January 31, 1957, the Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey issued a proclamation stating: "A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on the second Monday in October."

Canadian turkey is the same as American turkey. Nothing like the 'Canadian bacon' vs 'stringy bacon' debate.

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