Sunday, 11 October 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

As I make preparations to receive family and friends for our Thanksgiving feast, I give thanks for all I have. I also give thanks for all the memories of Thanksgiving celebrations past. The kids picking bread for the turkey stuffing as they watch a special on TV on Thanksgiving Eve.  In the morning Mom starting preparations for the feast, then the aroma of cooking turkey starting to fill the house. The children outside foraging for nuts, leaves, berries and other interesting bits of nature to make the traditional centerpiece for the holiday table. Dad sharpening the old carving knife, getting ready to do his part.

In Canada Thanksgiving Day has been the 2nd Monday in October since 1957.

Relevant Links

Thanksgiving in Canada

Two discourses delivered October the 25th, 1759 : being the day appointed by authority to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving for the success of His Majesty's arms, more particularly the reduction of Quebec, the capital of Canada, with an appendix containing a brief account of two former expeditions against that city and country, which proved unsuccessful

The Centenary celebration of the Baptist Missionary Society 1892-3: reports of the commemoration services held at Nottingham, Leicester, Kettering, London and Northampton, and list of contributions to the Thanksgiving Fund

Queenland Peace Thanksgiving Carnival 1918

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