|working working on Oct 06, 2007 @ 10:38 pm|
HAHAHA "We're working today" it just sounds so funny!
Ali, you should rest for the weekend... school work just never quits! :(
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
|Thanks for the heads up! on Oct 06, 2007 @ 11:01 pm|
Thanks for letting us know Ali! I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! :o)
Ali de Bold
|Happy Thanksgiving to you guys too! on Oct 06, 2007 @ 11:11 pm|
Oh we are so on the same wavelength. I just posted something about Thanksgiving and then saw what you guys wrote. *sniff!* This just proves my point! *sniff!*
|:o) on Oct 07, 2007 @ 01:03 am|
:o) awwww! Everyone enjoy turkey etc. NUMMY!
|Canada's version .... on Oct 07, 2007 @ 10:54 am|
Please excuse my naivete, but I'm curious what the history is of the Canadian Thanksgiving, vs. the USA's Thanksgiving. Sounds like the meals are similar, at least concerning turkey. But what is the tradition behind the holiday? For the USA it stems from Indians, Pilgrims, Plymouth Colony (part of present day MA), celebration, giving thanks, and overindulgence.
Enlighten me!! :-)
Ali de Bold
|Canada's version on Oct 07, 2007 @ 11:51 am|
... is ditto
I don't know why we don't celebrate them on the same day. Maybe there is some historical reason that I'm not aware of, but ya, it's the whole Pilgrims, Native Indians and Turkey thankfulness fest.
|stealing holidays, a time-honored tradition... on Oct 07, 2007 @ 01:15 pm|
I think Canada's Thanksgiving is a symbolic holiday of thankfulness, not a specific remembrance of the feast-sharing that the settlers and Indians enjoyed (once? more times? help me out, I took American History a zillion years ago ... in Canada). I know many European countries celebrate Thanksgiving too, on different days. Just like Christmas, Easter, MayDay, Midsummer, etc etc etc we all borrow our feast days from different cultures and faiths because of the general human truths that they espouse.
What am I even blabbing about? To answer Spotty's question, I think the Canadians (and others) have adopted this wonderful idea of a day of concentrating on being thankful for the blessings in our lives, and not because of another historical context. Make sense? I know, I used the word "espouse" - silly me. Just another smartass word. :)
Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving fellow Canucks! We have Columbus Day on Monday, but most working stiffs don't get the day off anyway...
|dictionary.com on Oct 07, 2007 @ 11:54 pm|
You know, I had to look up espouse to be totally certain of its meaning. But before I did so I jokingly thought, "e-spouse, is that some spouse you find over the internet!?" :-P
mamluv, being a true Canadian and transplant American, I think you should do Thanksgiving twice! Though .... well, maybe not. That's twice the work. Nevermind! :-D
Happy Thanksgiving, eh!!?
|harvest season on Oct 10, 2007 @ 01:01 pm|
Apparently way back when the US and Canada did celebrate Thanksgiving at the same time but, do to the fact that Canada was farther north, the harvest season was usually earlier than the US. So, it was decided (i don't know when exactly) that the Canadian Thanksgiving would take place earlier to coincide with our harvest!
So there you have it. Not sure if that is completely true, but that's what I've been told!
|type-o's... on Oct 10, 2007 @ 01:02 pm|
I have a few. sorry. I should have proof read .. as I put "do" instead of "due" and there are a couple more in there. Oops!