Back to its roots
Thanksgiving can be traced back to 1621 where President Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving. Congress finally made Thanksgiving Day an official national holiday in 1941.
Its not just an USA holiday
Thanksgiving is not just an USA holiday. Canadians celebrate it too. Except they do it the second Monday in October.
This is a religious holiday expressing thanks to our god ,for the harbor harvest and the things we have gained during the year ,thanks to his generosity.
Some quick facts >
–Most of Canada considers Thanksgiving a statutory holiday.
-Some believe that the first Thanksgiving celebrations in Canada can be traced to French settlers. These settlers who came to New France in the 1600s with explorer Samuel de Champlain, celebrated successful harvests with large feasts of thanks. They also shared their food with the native people.
–The first Thanksgiving in 1621 was celebrated for three days.
–The Friday after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday in the United States and is the first official shopping day for Christmas.
–Turkeys cannot fly.Even if turkeys wanted to escape before Thanksgiving they couldn’t fly.
–Approximately 290 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving in the United States.