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By Edith (Edie) Fraser 10/10/20082 Canadian 3 History and Origin of Canadian Thanksgiving In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday.

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4 3 History and Origin of Canadian Thanksgiving In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. The origin and history of Thanksgiving Day in Canada is different from the American Thanksgiving. In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. The origin and history of Thanksgiving Day in Canada is different from the American Thanksgiving.

5 10/10/20084 Whereas the American tradition talks about remembering Pilgrims and settling in the New World, Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest. Whereas the American tradition talks about remembering Pilgrims and settling in the New World, Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest.

6 10/10/20085 The geographical location of Canada is further north as compared to the United States therefore the harvest season falls earlier in Canada The geographical location of Canada is further north as compared to the United States therefore the harvest season falls earlier in Canada

7 10/10/20086 The farmers in Europe held celebrations at the time of harvesting to give thanks for their good fortune of a bountiful harvest and abundance of food. The farmers would fill a goat's curved horn with fruits and grains. The farmers in Europe held celebrations at the time of harvesting to give thanks for their good fortune of a bountiful harvest and abundance of food. The farmers would fill a goat's curved horn with fruits and grains. Cornucopia or Horn of Plenty

8 10/10/20087 History The history of Thanksgiving in Canada is related to Sir Martin Frobisher, who was an English navigator. He made a lot of efforts to find a northern passage to the Orient. Though he did not succeed in his efforts; he was able to establish a settlement in Northern America. The history of Thanksgiving in Canada is related to Sir Martin Frobisher, who was an English navigator. He made a lot of efforts to find a northern passage to the Orient. Though he did not succeed in his efforts; he was able to establish a settlement in Northern America.

9 10/10/20088 In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now known as Newfoundland, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now known as Newfoundland, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This is considered the first Canadian Thanksgiving. When other settlers arrived here they continued this ceremony of giving thanks. This is considered the first Canadian Thanksgiving. When other settlers arrived here they continued this ceremony of giving thanks.

10 10/10/20089 Official Holiday January 31st, 1957, the Parliament issued a proclamation to fix permanently the 2nd Monday in October as the Thanksgiving Day. The Proclamation goes as... January 31st, 1957, the Parliament issued a proclamation to fix permanently the 2nd Monday in October as the Thanksgiving Day. The Proclamation goes as...

11 10/10/ Proclamation "A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed... to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October…" "A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed... to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October…"

12 10/10/ Things I am Thankful For My Children and Grandchildren The Rest of My Family Having known the people that are no longer with us Having known the people that are no longer with us My Friends My Health My Abilities And for TURKEYS And for TURKEYS

13 10/10/ Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving


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