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Thursday, November 27, 2008


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.

Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members.

Canadian Thanksgiving occurs on the second Monday in October and Canadians give thanks at the close of the harvest season. Although some people thank God for this bounty, the holiday is mainly considered secular.

Thanksging in the US, most people celebrate by gathering at home with family or friends for a holiday feast. Though the holiday's origins can be traced to harvest festivals which have been celebrated in many cultures since ancient times, the American holiday has religious undertones related to the deliverance of the English settlers by Native Americans after the brutal winter at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The period from Thanksgiving Day to New Year's Day often is called the holiday season.

Silly thanksgiving quiz !

We will be having lobster for super tonight as it is lobster season here in New Brunswick... and in my search for information on Thanksgiving and Turkeys... I discovered the lobster was likely on the menu
in 1621 when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians celebrated the first Thanksgiving.

(the above info came from a variety of sources on the www including wikpedia, 'that explains it' & "Aristotle's thanksgiving")


storybeader said...

I'd rather have lobster than turkey, any day of the year! LOL I'm originally a (New) Jersey gal, and I miss the ocean. Stuck in the middle of the country now.

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Islandgirl said...

thankyou .... at the moment I'm trying to dream up a topic! I need to start writing them down when I think of them!