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The origin of the first Thanksgiving in Canada

    The origin of the first Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to the browser Frobisher Martin, who had been trying to find a way north to the Pacific Ocean. Frobisher Thanksgiving celebration was not for harvest, but in gratitude for having survived the long trip from England through the dangers of storms and icebergs. In 1578, in his third and final trip to these regions, Frobisher held a formal ceremony in Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island (now Nunavut) to give thanks to God and in service issued by the preacher Robert Wolfall Communion is celebrated - the first service in these regions. Years later, the tradition of the party continue as the settlers began arriving in the colonies of Canada.
    Baked turkey

    The origins of Canadian Thanksgiving can also be traced to the French settlers who came to New France with the explorer Samuel de Champlain in the 17th century, which also led to the conclusion of their crops. French settlers in the general area, there were parties at the end of the harvest season and continued throughout the winter season, even sharing their food with indigenous peoples in the area. Champlain had also proposed the creation of the Order of Good Cheer in 1606.

    When settlers came many more in Canada, most of the good harvest celebrations became common. New immigrants in the country, as the Scots Irish and Germans, also add their own traditions to the celebration of the harvest. Most aspects of the U.S. Thanksgiving (like turkey or what was called Guineafowls from Madagascar), joined the United Empire Loyalists began to flee the United States during the American Revolution and settled in Canada.

    In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving tradition is rooted in a celebration of 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, today. There is also evidence of a celebration before the continent by Spanish explorers in Texas, San Elizario, in 1598, and the Thanksgiving holiday in observance of initial Colony.The Virginia thanksgiving in Virginia in 1619 was driven by settler leaders on the anniversary of the 1621 Plymouth settlement.The party and thanksgiving was motivated by a good harvest. In later years, the tradition was continued by the civilian leaders, like Governor Bradford who planned a celebration of thanksgiving and fast in 1623. While initially, the Plymouth Colony did not have enough food to feed half of the 102 colonists, the Wampanoag Native Americans helped the Pilgrims by the provision of seeds and teach them to fish. The practice of holding an annual harvest festival of this kind did not become a normal affair in New England until late 1660.

    According to historian Jeremy Bangs, director of the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, the pilgrims may have been influenced by observing the annual service of thanksgiving for the relief of the siege of Leiden in 1574, while staying in Leiden.
    Origins contenders

    The claim that the first Thanksgiving took place in the United States, and even the Americas, has often been a subject of debate. Author and Professor Robyn Gioia and Michael Gannon, University of Florida have argued that witnessed the first "Thanksgiving" celebration in what is now the United States was held by the Spanish on September 8, 1565, as Today is St. Augustine, Florida.

    Similarly, many historians say the first Thanksgiving celebration in America took place in Virginia, not Plymouth. Thanksgiving services were common in what would become the State of Virginia since 1607. A day of Thanksgiving was codified in the charter of Berkeley hundred in Charles City County, Virginia in 1619.
    The fixing of the date of the holiday
    The reason for the celebration of Thanksgiving in Canada before it has often been attributed to the earlier onset of winter in the north, ending the season earlier harvest. Thanksgiving in Canada do not have a fixed date to the late 19th century. Before the Canadian Confederation, many of the individual colonial governors of the Canadian provinces had declared their own day of Thanksgiving. The first official Canadian Thanksgiving occurred on April 15, 1872, when the nation was celebrating the Prince of Wales's recovery "from a serious illness. In the late 19th century, the Thanksgiving Day is normally held the November 6th. However, when World War I ended, Armistice Day, was held usually during the same week. To prevent the two days of fighting each other, in 1957 the Canadian Parliament proclaimed Action Thanksgiving is celebrated on the day of this on the second Monday in October. Since 1971, when the American Uniform Monday Holiday Act came into force, the observance of Columbus Day in America coincided with the celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving.

    Thanksgiving in the United States as in Canada, there has been at various times throughout history. The dates of Thanksgiving at the time of the Founding Fathers to Lincoln's time was decided by each state at different times. The first Thanksgiving was held on the same date for all states was in 1863 by presidential proclamation. The last Thursday of November it had become the usual date of Thanksgiving in most U.S. states in the early 19. And so, in an effort by President Abraham Lincoln (influenced by the campaign of author Sarah Josepha Hale, who wrote letters to politicians about 40 years trying to make an official holiday), to foster a sense of unity between North America and Southern States, proclaimed the date as the last Thursday of November.

    It was not until December 26, 1941, which changed the date for the fourth Thursday unified (and not always final) in November, this time by federal law. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, after two years before offering his own proclamation to move the date earlier, with the reason for giving the country an economic boost, agreed to sign a bill in Congress, making Thanksgiving a national holiday fourth Thursday in November.

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