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Thread #85316   Message #1580775
Posted By: sian, west wales
11-Oct-05 - 04:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
Six, I was always taught (as a Canadian) ABOUT the American tradition but it was never put across to us - except by Hallmark cards - that it was also the Canadian tradition. OK - the choice of turkey is probably tied in with the whole Pilgrim story. Elmer, that's why I made my first comment, above: to point out that I'm fairly sure that the Canadian tradition is a continuation of the British (and possibly other European) traditions. It's a HARVEST Thanksgiving.

And I, too, am thankful for a lot of what Mooh and Six (guest) listed. Except I can't fish worth a damn. Oh - and I would also add that I'm thankful that Canadians celebrate at the beginning of October. No way do I want two turkeys within 4 weeks of each other! (It happened once in boyfriend terms. Never again.)