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Old 11-27-2008, 09:03 AM   #1
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Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you have a great day full of fun, family and yummy food.
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Although in my country your a month late. I hope everyone enjoys their turkey today and shopping tomorrow

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Although in my country your a month late. I hope everyone enjoys their turkey today and shopping tomorrow

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America's first Thanksgiving, at least the one recognized at the Plymouth Plantation, was in 1621 (there were some "thanksgivings" much earlier). Canada didn't have it's first Thanksgiving until 251 years later....is this correct? I hardly think WE are the ones that are late in celebrating : )
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Wow! I haven't even got together with the in-laws yet and the battles are beginning!
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:17 PM   #10
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yea not a battle but a funny retort,

But some history (or claimed to be history) note the date of 1578 in Canada.

The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. "Canada's first Thanksgiving: Frobisher set stage for our celebrations in different spirit than U.S.The first Thanksgiving celebration by Euro-peoples in North America was not in New England but in Newfoundland (Canada) by Martin Frobisher, 42 years before the Pilgrims." Frobisher's Thanksgiving was not for harvest but homecoming. He had safely returned from a search for the Northwest Passage, avoiding the later fate of Henry Hudson and Sir John Franklin. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. The feast was one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in North America, although celebrating the harvest and giving thanks for a successful bounty of crops had been a long-standing tradition throughout North America by various First Nations and Native American groups. First Nations and Native Americans throughout the Americas, including the Pueblo, Cherokee, Cree and many others organized harvest festivals, ceremonial dances, and other celebrations of thanks for centuries before the arrival of Europeans in North America [7]. Frobisher was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him — Frobisher Bay.

But of course it can go back even further in America see below.

Thanksgiving, also known as Thanksgiving Day, is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. It is primarily a North American holiday which has generally become a national secular holiday with religious origins.
The dates and whereabouts of the first Thanksgiving celebration are a topic of modest contention. Though the earliest attested Thanksgiving celebration was on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida[1][2], the traditional "first Thanksgiving" is venerated as having occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621

Either way I will be enjoying your thanksgiving as well come 4:00 pm on my couch watching the Dallas game.

To bad my wife will not be making me any turkey




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