What is Canadian Thanksgiving?Giving thanks to one another has been a tradition in North America for many years. In 1578, the English explorer Martin Frobisher and his crew gave thanks when they arrived in then Newfoundland by dining on salt beef, biscuits, and mushy peas. This incident is now accepted as the first “Canadian” thanksgiving, 43 years before America. However, modern Thanksgiving concepts influenced Canada’s neighbour. Foods that are “traditional” Thanksgiving items – turkey, squash, and pumpkin – were introduced to citizens of Halifax in the 1750s. In 1957, The Canadian Parliament declared that Canadian Thanksgiving would be held on the second Monday of October every year.
“A day of general thanksgiving to almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed,” Canadian Parliament.Two sentiments shared worldwide since mankind first planted its food are:
- Marking the end of the harvest.
- Preparing for the winter ahead is.