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Subject: Re: I want to be the first to say...
Author: Barb   (guest, 209.52.233.71)
Date: November 28, 2002 at 11:16:09 PM
Reply to: Re: I want to be the first to say... by Yahalome
Canadians are notoriously ignorant of their own culture. I myself had to do a Google search to discover that there was no specific event which resulted in our Thanksgiving being celebrated in October....it was just a carry-over from the European tradition of celebrating the harvest. It hopped around through vaious days in November before our Parliament settled, in 1957, on the second Monday in October as "A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed". Enjoy your turkey...we feasted on a nine pound chicken!

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