As you know our house is 400m (437 yards) North of the US border.
The last couple of weeks, there has been some UNUSUAL (migration) activity!
I asked if she would like to come to dinner, but she declined saying she was going to her sister's flock by Rock Creek for the weekend.
That got me thinking about Thanksgiving.
Being from Iran, I was surprised about the differences between Canadian and American Thanksgiving. OK, this holiday was first celebrated by the settlers in Canada! (40 years earlier in 1578 by Frobisher. BUT in reality, it has been celebrated by the indigenous people of North America. They were celebrating the harvest for THOUSANDS of years and in both Canada and the US, they shared their Thanksgiving with the new settlers.
So what are the differences that I have noticed:
|Canada||United States of America|
|Not a big celebration. As a matter of fact it is NOT a holiday in 4 provinces.||CELEBRATION!|
|Monday (and you have to go to work the next day!) Our official day was chosen in 1957||The 4th Thursday in November Thursday (You get a 5 day Weekend to recover from the Turkey dinner). The official day was chosen in 1939|
|It’s a Family thing but not much travel is involved.||FAMILY Holiday and one of the biggest travel days of the year.|
|Spicy Pumpkin Pie and Stuffing is mostly bread||Sweet Pumpkin Pie and Stuffing varies from oysters, to corn bread, etc.|
|CFL (Canadian Football League) Double Header!!!!||Football, Football and MORE Football|
|No Parades||Macy's in New York! HUGE! We watch it|
|No special shopping day…some stores are (gasp) closed||Black Friday|
Now for the Thankfuls!
I am thankful that we live in a nice warm house and that our feral furrend Merle, has a heater in his cat house. We have a Mom who makes sure that we get terrific food and treats and toys and nip! We have toys to play with, special sun puddle spots on BOTH sides of the house (when we get sun) and we each have our own bed (though Jo Jo and Kozmo mostly sleep with Mom). Our Vet who takes care of us, our neighbor who gives us treats for catching mice and moles in his garden and
We are thankful for YOU, our dear online furrends! We love to visit you and we love it when you visit us.
For our American Furrends, we hope you have a really wonderful Thanksgiving!
For our friends who live in wonderful places all over the world, we hope you have a marvellously Happy Day!
We are Thankful for you ALL!!!
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