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Canadian Thanksgiving

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tom4u, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. tom4u

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    Happy Thanksgiving to fellow Canadians!

    Wanted to use this opportunity to say thanks for all the wonderful trip reports and shared information of all sorts. Your kindness, time, generosity and all that good stuff is appreciated.

    Looking forward to one day doing high-fiving, habibi hugs, shared laughter, great meals, gambling and friendship with all of you.

    Thank you!:)
     
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  2. VEGASBJ

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    Just asking, but why is there a Canadian Thanksgiving? What does it celebrate?

    is it celebrating the Pilgrims landing in Plymouth? Is it stealing the American Thanksgiving so that you can get another day off of work??:D
     
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    It's so they can have a MASSIVE ski equipment sale at Whistler.
     
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    A thanksgiving is basically just a harvest festival. The US one, too. You may wrap it up in talk of pilgrims and what not, but it still amounts to crops are in, lets eat. Which would be earlier here since the seasons are shorter.

    Is it stealing american thanksgiving? Well, FWIW, ours became an official holiday later. But that is still 130 years ago.

    And when we just want a day off work, we call it something ludicrous like Family Day.
     
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    Or boxing day
     
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    We inherited that one. You guys lost it presumably when you threw out all those boxes of tea.

    Plus, lay off boxing day. Its awesome.

    And we don't get a 4 day weekend for Thanksgiving, so Christmas owed us one.
     
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    Ahhh, Thanksgiving, it's the perfect American holiday. It's all about welfare. And a bunch of white guys rewriting history. Perfect irony. :thumbsup:
     
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    It's Canadian Black Friday for us.
     
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    Or President's day.....or MLK.
     
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    Oh. Columbus Day. That's a winner. On behalf of all Newfies ... can we change that one to Roving Viking Day, at least?
     

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