Canadian Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒπŸπŸ‚πŸŒ°

The origins of Canadian Thanksgiving are more closely connected to the traditions of Europe than of the United States. Long before Europeans settled in North America, festivals of thanks and celebrations of harvest took place in Europe in the month of October. The very first Thanksgiving celebration in North America took place in Canada when Martin Frobisher, an explorer from England, arrived in Newfoundland in 1578. He wanted to give thanks for his safe arrival to the New World. That means the first Thanksgiving in Canada was celebrated 43 years before the pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts!

And somehow…I just think it’s better celebrated in October…when the summer’s hardwork pays off with a bountiful harvest of various produce and the leaves are all in brilliant colour. We are so blessed!

Today is a rainy day for Thanksgiving. It’s supposed to rain all day BUT this year I am so thankful for the rain. I think everyone is. It has been the driest summer in 40 years and the water in the lakes and rivers is so low going in to the Fall and Winter months. So we are especially thankful for this steady rain today!

Cranberries are made. Turkey is in the oven. Desserts are made. Table is set. Just waiting for the family to arrive…

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img_8454 img_8433 img_8435 img_8437 img_8438 img_8449 img_8447 img_8448It was a wonderful time spent with Family. So blessed, so thankful!

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I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

3 thoughts on “Canadian Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒπŸπŸ‚πŸŒ°”

  1. This looked like the most absolutely, picture-perfect thanksgiving! I also didn’t know about the history behind Canada’s thanksgiving- so that was very informative. I am slightly jealous that you had an excuse to eat that marvelous looking pumpkin pie!!! MMM mmm. My mother in law makes the best, but she lives across the country, so I guess I will have to wait! Hehe. Have a lovely rest of your week!

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    1. Oh thanks so much Mackenzie! We love pumpkin pie πŸ™‚ Will you spend your Thanksgiving with your inlaws? Just want to say how much I loved and appreciated your last post. Very open and honest feelings going out there. Sometimes we wonder whether or not to share what is really on our minds in blog post…more times than not it’s something someone else needed to hear. Just wanted to say I appreciate your heart!

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      1. Either thanksgiving or Christmas! Plans are in the making! She already sent me a picture of one she made though and I would be tempted to make a separate trip back just for that!

        And thank you so much for taking the time to read and your amazing encouragement. It means more than you know, truly. Have a wonderful rest of your week ❀

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