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A Tale of Two Thanksgivings: Canadian VS American Thanksgiving Celebrations

A Tale of Two Thanksgivings Canadian VS American Thanksgiving Celebrations These neighboring countries both celebrate this uniquely North American holiday, but each have their own twist on the celebration. European History & Traditions TYA Happy Thanksgining happy Shanksgiving Escaping persecution in England, Pilgrims and Puritans sought religious freedom in colonial America 1st Thanksgiving feast was in celebration of Martin Frobisher's safe passage to Newfoundland in 1578 on his quest to find the Northwest Passage. The Pilgrims' landing at Plymouth Rock and the harvest meal with Thanksgiving is also called Jour de l'Action de grace in Canada's other official language, French. the Wampanoags became the traditional Thanksgiving story. First Nations/Native American Traditions The Wampanoag harvest ceremonies. First Nations' crop feasts included sharing a harvest meal Squanto of the Wampanoag taught the Europeans to fish and farm. and ceremonial dances. • 1st Official Thanksgiving • st April 15, 1872 November, 1863 Thanksgiving Day OCTOBER NOVEMBER 2nd Monday in October 4th Thursday in November Holiday 1 day Monday 1 day Thursday (but most employees also get Friday off) Traditional Meals include roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet corn & fall vegetables, but there are some regional differences. Served Sunday or Monday with these Canadian specialties: Served Thursday with these American specialties: Cornbread rolls or muffins Savory pumpkin pie with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, & cloves Sweet potatoes baked with marshmallows Stuffing with cornbread, oysters or rice Wheat-based Stuffing with bread crumbs on top rolls Sweet pumpkin pie with custard & rice Sweet potatoes pureed Shopping 10% 55% of Americans shop for Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals spending over $12.3 billion in 2013. of Canadians take advantage of Black Friday/ Cyber Monday US deals. Televised Sports Thanksgiving Thanksgiving National Football Day Classic: 2 Canadian Football League (CFL) games. 2013 Viewership: League (NFL) Game: 3 games. 2013 Viewership: 60 Million 1,686,000 Other Traditions macy's macy's Outdoors Activities Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade In 2013, 50 million people watched Urban Canadians spend time in the countryside having woodland walks & hikes, taking family pictures in nature, or apple picking. on TV, about 3.5 watched it live. All balloon handlers are Macy's employees. Did You Know? Cranberries were used by Native Americans as medicine and were known to prevent scurvy. Magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale campaigned to Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. She also wrote popular nursery rhyme "Mary had a Little Lamb. Hi, I'm I'm Gobble Cackle Only male turkeys, called toms, "gobble". Female turkeys, called hens, "cackle". Every year, a turkey presented to the US president is pardoned. The turkeys then retire to George Washington's home, Mount Vernon. Have a Healthy Thanksgiving: You Can Avoid Indigestion by relaxing and eating slowly. Take time to rest after a meal before any physical exercise. Antacids are effective in relieving discomfort. Eat smaller amounts of food: Risks for heart attack & gallbladder attack are increased after a big meal. Designate a sober driver to make sure you arrive home safely. Thanksgiving in Canada or the US is a time to enjoy food, friends and family, and to recognize and be grateful for the good things in life. Sources: friday-and-cyber-monday-for-a-financial-booster-shot weekend-spending-drop-pressures-u-s-stores.html stats_Black_Friday_Cyber_Monday_Thanksgiving.html r=0 dangerous-holidays-in-america/4174115/ CANADA O Pharmacy Online Canada Pharmacy Online gives thanks to all our wonderful customers this holiday!

A Tale of Two Thanksgivings: Canadian VS American Thanksgiving Celebrations

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Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy food, family and friends. Canada and The United States celebrate this holiday and give thanks, but there are some big differences in the way the neighboring countries c...


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