"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
Thanksgiving in Canada is all about being thankful for a plentiful harvest and spending time with loved ones. Canadians celebrate the holiday earlier than their neighbours south of the border due to an earlier harvest season.
for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather.
for harvest stored away, home, and hearth, and holiday.
for autumn's frosty
art, and abundance of love in the heart.
is for neighbours, and
October, nice things, new things to remember.
for kitchen, kettles' croon, kith and kin expected soon.
for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that abounds.
first North American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1578 when the English
Navigator, Martin Frobisher, held a formal ceremony in Newfoundland. He did
this to give thanks for surviving the long sea journey, and other settlers
arrived in Newfoundland, and the tradition was continued by them.
In 1879, Parliament declared November 6th a national holiday of
Thanksgiving. Over the years this date changed, and on January 31, 1957,
Parliament declared the second Monday in October of each year to be "A Day
of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which
Canada has been blessed".