- Anonymous2 decades agoFavorite Answer
Thanksgiving is closely related to harvest festivals that had long been a traditional holiday in much of Europe. The first North American celebration of these festivals by Europeans was held in Newfoundland by the Frobisher Expedition in 1578. Another such festival occurred on December 4, 1619 when 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembarked in Virginia and gave thanks to God. Prior to this, there was also a Thanksgiving feast celebrated by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado (along with friendly Teya Indians) on 23 May 1541 in Texas's Palo Duro Canyon, to celebrate his expedition's discovery of food supplies. Some hold this to be the true first Thanksgiving in North America. Another such event occurred a quarter century later on September 8, 1565 in St. Augustine when Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed he and his men shared a feast with the natives.
Most people recognize the first Thanksgiving as taking place on an unremembered date, sometime in the autumn of 1621, when the Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate the bountiful harvest they reaped following their first winter in North America.
Two American colonists have personal accounts of the 1621 Thanksgiving in Massachusetts:
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is an annual holiday celebrated in much of North America, generally observed as an expression of gratitude, usually to God. The most common view of its origin is that it was to give thanks to God for the bounty of the autumn harvest. In the United States, the holiday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. In Canada, where the harvest generally ends earlier in the year, the holiday is celebrated on the second Monday in October, which is observed as Columbus Day or protested as Indigenous Peoples Day in the United States.
- 1 decade ago
沒錯沒錯...我在加拿大過了2次的感恩節哩...而且和美國沒有什麼不同, 也是有火雞和全家團圓的聚餐, 很溫馨呢~~ ^^
- 漂泊異鄉人Lv 72 decades ago
i always joked that why Canadian Thxgivin' is earlier....
be cause it's too DAMN COLD and the turkeys can't make it till November...
- 2 decades ago
對阿 應該反過來才對喔 才剛過完加拿大的感恩節ㄟ...^^
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- 天仙 CelesteLv 62 decades ago
kukka, the data you posted and your chinese data are contradicting each other!
- RikerLv 72 decades ago