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From: Patty Brown <>
Subject: Re: [QUEBEC] Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday!
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 15:19:36 -0400
Hi Mary Anne,
I've always believed it was because of our latitude. By late November half
the Canadian crops would be covered with snow. We have to harvest alot
earlier than you do!
At 07:47 PM 10/11/99 -0700, "Mary Anne" <> wrote:
>I have been reading all the messages all day long congratulating USA
>citizens for Columbus Day, and wishing Canadians a Happy Thanksgiving Day.
>I mentioned this to my husband and he said, "What is the basis for the
>Canadians' celebrating Thanksgiving Day today?"
>And, you know what? I do not know the answer myself! I know the USA
>celebrates the last Thursday of November for the Pilgrims' and Indians'
>first bountiful harvest, as well as the continued blessings we have enjoyed
>since. But what is the background on the Canadian celebration? And why do
>you celebrate on October 12?
>Just curious, so since part of this genealogy stuff is reaching out to join
>our past and present brothers--we need to know all these things about each
>other, too? Right?
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