Monday is Thanksgiving and of course we are going to celebrate together with a typical thanksgiving dinner! We know how to celebrate it, but…. Do you know the history behind this festivity?
The origin of the first Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to Martin Frobisher, an explorer who celebrated for surviving after a long and difficult trip from England… years after this celebration continue when new immigrants were arriving to Canada
Thanksgiving in North America in general has its origins in a mixture of European traditions and aborigines. In Europe, festivals were held before and after the harvest cycles to give thanks for a good harvest and to celebrate the hard work along, with the rest of the community .At the same time, Native Americans were also celebrated the end of the harvest, so the actual Thanksgiving is a mixture between aboriginal tradition and the own tradition that the Europeans brought to Canada. But the main objective was basically the same, to say thank you after a good harvest and to finish a hard work.
In Canada is always celebrated on the second Monday of October and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.
So now you know a little bit more, now we are ready to eat our great turkey dinner!
Join us in celebrating a traditional Canadian Thanksgiving at The Irish Heather in Gastown with our INTERNeX family! It´s just $25 (excluding tax and gratuity) and we will be eating Roasted turkey with cherry relish, mashed potatoes, maple glazed yams, stuffing, and brussel sprouts; and pumpkin pie with bourbon cream for dessert!
Don´t miss out!
Where? The Irish Heather, 210 Carrall Street Vancouver
When? Monday, October 8th at 7:30
See you there!