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Happy Turkey Day (weekend) to the my fellow Canadians. What do you have planned?

Asked by Jude (32134points) October 8th, 2010

My g/f and I are heading to my bro’s to celebrate. This’ll be the first time that my family has gotten together since Xmas. It’ll be so good to see everyone. =)

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Plucky's avatar

Happy Thanks Giving to you too!

We are doing nothing Too much going on with people…and some of my family members are sick as of late. So partner and I will most likely sit, relax and watch tv or something (oh wait ..I have some yard work to be done actually, lol).
I’m vegetarian I don’t eat turkey anyways :P
But I do wish we had the whole turkey thing happening ..I miss my family.

Have a good holiday everyone :)

mammal's avatar

Happy Birthday John Lennon too, double celebrations :)

Jude's avatar

Ah, he would have been 70.

bob_'s avatar

I’m not a Canadian, but, to join the celebrations, I’ll say “eh” a lot more often.

Jude's avatar

Bob-bay, the thing is.. I don’t.

bob_'s avatar

Studies have shown that Canadians say it without realizing it.

And by studies I mean that this one guy I met said it, and this other dude and I mocked him for it XD

Jude's avatar

Haha.. well, according to American people that I hang out with, including my girlfriend, I don’t.

And we don’t all live in igloos either. :)

bob_'s avatar

Well, of course not.

Some people live in dams made by beavers, right?

Jude's avatar


Go feed your belly with a sandwich, Bob.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I’m going to Tim Horton’s and getting a maple doughnut in your honour, Canucks! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Frenchfry's avatar

Happy Turkey day, Canadians! Wait…. We celebrate Thanksgiving ,the pilgrims and the Indians ,the big feast. Why do you have the holiday?

Jude's avatar

The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean.[7] Frobisher’s Thanksgiving was not for harvest but homecoming. He had safely returned from a search for the Northwest Passage, avoiding the later fate of Henry Hudson and Sir John Franklin. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony in Newfoundland to give thanks for surviving the long journey. The feast was one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations by Europeans in North America. Frobisher was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him — Frobisher Bay.
At the same time, French settlers, having crossed the ocean and arrived in Canada with explorer Samuel de Champlain, in 1604 onwards also held huge feasts of thanks. They even formed ‘The Order of Good Cheer’ and gladly shared their food with their First Nations neighbours.
After the Seven Years’ War ended in 1763 handing over of New France to the British, the citizens of Halifax held a special day of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving days were observed beginning in 1799 but did not occur every year. After the American Revolution, American refugees who remained loyal to Great Britain moved from the newly independent United States and came to Canada. They brought the customs and practices of the American Thanksgiving to Canada. The first Thanksgiving Day after Canadian Confederation was observed as a civic holiday on April 5, 1872 to celebrate the recovery of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) from a serious illness.
Starting in 1879 Thanksgiving Day was observed every year, but the date was proclaimed annually and changed year to year.[citation needed] The theme of the Thanksgiving holiday also changed each year to reflect an important event to be thankful for. In its early years it was for an abundant harvest and occasionally for a special anniversary.

Coloma's avatar

Happy Turkey day!

Frenchfry's avatar

@mama_cakes That’s pretty interesting

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