This weekend is a time for family gatherings and delicious meals. It's also time to give thanks.
I give thanks for my wonderful family and friends, our health and the love we share. I'm thankful for a roof over my head and food in my belly. And I'm thankful for you, my readers.
I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.
A brief history of Thanksgiving in Canada
The origins of Canadian Thanksgiving are more closely connected to the than of the United States. Long before Europeans settled in North America, festivals of thanks and t took place in Europe in the month of October. The very first Thanksgiving in North America took place in Canada when , 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!