Share Thanksgiving in Canada
This article tells us a new program in Canada which is called “Share Thanksgiving”, launched in Toronto in 2012 by Engineers Without Borders Canada co-founder Parker Mitchell. As everybody knows, Canada is a country of immigrants, and according to Statistics Canada, 1.2 million people immigrated to Canada between 2006 and 2011. One in five people in this country are foreign born. For this great number of recent immigrant families, thanksgiving tradition of Canada seems still unfamiliar. Parker Mitchell, who has traveled around the world and received a lot of generosity in homes abroad, founded this event to bring this to Canada to bridge that gap, by connecting new Canadians with established families to break bread and give thanks. Since last year, also the first year of this program, a lot of original Canadian families joined into this big event, some of them share those stories of the Thanksgiving Day with those new arrivals in this article. By spending a Thanksgiving Day with the established families, the new Canadians feel like they are one part of the country, and those established families think that being a Canadian, they should also share Thanksgiving with a new Canadian. As far as we know, Thanksgiving Day has been a national public holiday in Canada on the second Monday of October since 1957. It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year. People often use the three-day Thanksgiving weekend to visit family or friends, or to receive them in their own homes. They prepare a special meal to eat. Traditionally, this included roast turkey and seasonal produce, such as pumpkin, corn ears and pecan nuts. For this year, it was 14, Oct, this Monday. As far as I’m concerned, I think “Share Thanksgiving” is a great program. First of all, in a country where lives a lot of immigrants, as a native citizen, we should do something to make people connected and to unite the whole country....
...ThanksgivingDay Celebration in United States
ThanksgivingDay is celebrated with lot of fervor and merry-making in America. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday in the month of November every year, it is a time for communal thanksgiving, feeling gratitude, lavish feasts. It is a time to remember the pilgrims. The original pilgrims celebrated the autumn harvest with a feast of thanks. The feast popularly known as the 'First ThanksgivingDay Feast' was held as a gesture of thanks to almighty God . It was celebrated in the year 1621. After the United States gained independence, Congress recommended one yearly day of thanksgiving for the whole nation to celebrate.
Tribute to Native Indians
Until recently, people believed ThanksgivingDay to be a celebration of pilgrims, offering food to Indians. It however is a day marked as a gesture of thanks and gratitude to Lord almighty for his blessings. It is also a celebration to mark the respect towards Indians for teaching the pilgrims how to cook. Pilgrims could not have survived without the help of the native Indians.
Time for celebrating Traditional Harvest
ThanksgivingDay is a time of festivity, family meals and reunions in...
The Macy’s ThanksgivingDay Parade dates back to the 1920’s, more specifically in 1924. Many participants in the first ThanksgivingDay Parade were Macy’s employees which mainly consisted of first-generation immigrants. The main purpose of the first parade was just a way for the immigrant workers to express how proud they were of their new heritage while also keeping to their family roots. Many of their families enjoyed watching other ThanksgivingDay parades, so why not have their own? The parade consisted of exotic animals borrowed from the Central Park Zoo, seasonally decorated floats, bands, and Jolly Saint Nick better known as Santa. The march was from 145th Street in Harlem all the way down to Macy’s on 34th Street. The parade was such a success, Macy’s decided that it would become an annual event and it still is to this day.
The event is three hours long and has many spectacles to be seen such as the giant balloons, the massive floats, the dancers, the mascots, the bands, and many other which in effect can cause quite a big crowd. On average, more than 44 million people watch the parade on TV every year, now imagine how many people go to see the event live. This highly affects tourism because some travelers may wish to stay in New York before and/or after the parade, bringing business....
"O that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!" -Psalm 107:8,15,21 and 31
ThanksgivingDay is celebrated with lot of joy and enthusiasm not only in US but other countries as well. It symbolises the feeling of gratitude, people feel towards God for bestowing constant grace and love. More commonly it is celebrated to thank God for the bounty of autumn harvest.
The official thanksgivingday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every year. It is generally a "four-day" weekend in the United States. Friday right after thanksgiving is popularly known as 'Black Friday'. It is the official beginning of Christmas season and is marked with the highest retail volume sales in USA. The day got its name from the standard accounting practice of marking profits in black ink in the US.
Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated with The customary 'feast' shared among friends and family. It is an important family gathering, and people often travel far distances to be with family members for the celebration. The traditional Turkey is the most important dish cooked in every house as part of the feast. Pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and corn dishes also form a part of the family dinner. American football and parade is a yearly feature to mark the celebration...
...history of Thanksgivingday.
The last Thursday in November, as you know, is a holiday in America. People call this holiday ThanksgivingDay. It is perhaps the most important day in the American year. People go to church, and families come together for the day. They decorate their houses with the fruits and flowers of autumn and prepare traditional American food: roast turkey, potatoes and pumpkin. It’s rather like Christmas, but what are people celebrating? What are they giving thanks for?
Do you remember the first colonists in New England? In 1620 they came to America and began a new life there. It was a very hard life. The colonists started to farm the land. The work was difficult and full of danger. In New England, the place where they lived, there were many wild birds. They were like chickens but much bigger. They were turkeys. In the autumn of 1621 the colonists had there first harvest. It was rather good. The colonists decided to have a special dinner. They wanted to thank God – to give him their thanks for many things. It was a difficult year, but the people still had food to eat. The colonists had a thanksgiving dinner for all the people. It lasted three days. For the whole three days they gave thanks for their good harvest and their happy year in a new country.
Wild turkeys were on the table on this meal, and since then the turkey has...
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The holiday of Thanksgiving is a tradition started by the Pilgrims and Indians. Together they shared the fruits of the newly settled America. ThanksgivingDay is a communal celebration marked as a sense of gratitude people feel for all the good things in life. This is done by offering prayers, gifting your near and dear ones. Its origin can be traced back to the 16th century when the firstthanksgiving dinner is said to have taken place. Besides, the fourth Thursday in the month of November is marked for the yearly celebration. Thanksgiving is a time for gifting your family and friends. The day is a time to show your gratitude and respect to your elders, friends, your siblings and also your colleagues. Popular gifts include thanksgiving flowers, jewelry, baked cookie hampers, chocolate gift baskets, candies and wine.
ThanksgivingDay is a family festival celebrated with lot of enthusiasm in US and Canada. ThanksgivingDay Festival commemorates the feast held by the Pilgrim colonists and members of the Wampanoag people at Plymouth in 1621. On this day people express gratitude to God for his blessings and give thanks to dear ones for their love and support. Feasting with family is an integral and most delightful part of Thanksgiving...
...ThanksgivingDayThanksgivingDay is a day when you share time with your family and enjoy a big delicious dinner among one another, giving thanks to god. This holiday is one of the most wonderful holidays to me because I always look forward to it the most every year. Some of my family visits from Puerto Rico to be gathered among family. Though every year I know what to expect there are certain ways we do things to prepare for this holiday dinner. Reuniting with my family on ThanksgivingDay and enjoying dinner among one another is an important day for my family in our belief to celebrate by being together among the people whom you love and care for on this very day. To our ThanksgivingDay we follow these steps to celebrate a wonderful Thanks Giving Day.
The setting to our Thanksgiving Dinner has always been at my aunt’s house. My aunt’s house is always our first suggestion that comes to mind, because her house is huge, we call it “the Mansion” and it is a very spacious house to have big family get together held. The only one thing that mainly changes each year is the food. My Grandmother creates a list of food they need to cook and also a list to go supply shopping for, for example food warmers to maintain all the food warm, rice, beans, turkey of course and varies. My mother always...
It was Thursday morning and all I saw was my mom in the kitchen getting the turkey ready; while, my dad was getting the ladder from outside so my sisters can start bring the Christmas decorations down from the attic. It’s a big and fun day for all of us especially for me because I get to spend quality time with my family just like any other year.
Every year in ThanksgivingDay I wake up at 6am to help my mom get everything together for our lunch. We turn on the oven to 375 F; while, my mom was getting the turkey ready. I was doing the mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and much more. My other three sisters sleep until 8am mean time my mom, dad and I are eating breakfast. They get up, eat breakfast and my younger sister is already up in the attic getting all of thee Christmas decorations, for example; lights, tree, Santa with the reindeer.
Mean time, I’m looking out for the turkey so it won’t get over cooked. I start doing the stuffing and getting the biscuits ready. I go outside with my sister’s to help my dad with all of the decorations. It’s all lot of fun setting everything up. Especially when we have to put the lights on the roof, with the Santa and the reindeer on top of the house and finally we always have to put the snowball with the 8ft. Penguin in our front yard. We finish doing that and we move on to the inside of the house. I start to set up the table with all the...