From Newfoundland to Plymouth: The History and Traditions of Canadian and American Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday to celebrate the harvest and say thanks for the good things in life. But Canada and the U.S. have different ways of doing it. Here are some of the differences:

Date: Canada celebrates in October, while the U.S. celebrates in November. This means that Canadians can enjoy the fall colors 🍁 and have more time before Christmas πŸŽ„. The U.S. Thanksgiving is closer to the winter holidays ❄️ and starts the shopping season with Black Friday πŸ›οΈ.

History: The first Thanksgiving is disputed by historians, but some say it was in Newfoundland in 1578 when Sir Martin Frobisher and his crew thanked God for their safe voyage 🚒. Others say it was in Plymouth in 1621 when the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians shared a feast πŸ¦ƒ.

Traditions: Both countries have similar traditions, such as giving thanks πŸ™, eating a festive meal 🍽️, and watching football 🏈. But there are also some differences. For example, Canada’s Thanksgiving is less commercialized and more focused on family and friends πŸ‘ͺ. The U.S. Thanksgiving is more festive and elaborate, with parades πŸŽ‰, movies πŸŽ₯ and Black Friday shopping πŸ›οΈ. The U.S. also has a tradition of pardoning a turkey every year πŸ¦ƒ.

So, who has the best Thanksgiving? Well, that depends on your preference and perspective. Both countries have their own ways of celebrating this special occasion, and the important thing is to be thankful for what you have and share it with others. Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ¦ƒ

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Paul
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7 months ago

I’m thankful πŸ™ Thank you for this educative piece.

Paul
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7 months ago
Reply to  Nidhi Sompura

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