Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to wish all my fellow Canadian quilt bloggers a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends. Drive carefully and don't eat too much. For those not familiar with Canadian Thanksgiving I found a little info to share with you:
"The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean. 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 by Europeans in North America. Frobisher was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him — Frobisher Bay."
After many dates were used as a day of Thanksgiving, on January 31, 1957 the gov't proclaimed:
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."


  1. Hi Lee!! Thank you for comments in my blog!! It`s nice to know that you follow!! Happy thanks giving!! We don`t celebrate TG the same way that they do in US. I know you live in Canada:-). Our churches celebrate in fall the harvest. But I have made this turkey, sweet poteto, and beans..... on nov 27th. some years ago. I love halloween too.... I like some of the things americans do. Have a nice week!! AnneK:-)

  2. Hope you had a happy thanksgiving Lee.


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