Tuesday, November 14, 2017

America swipes Thanksgiving


 Canada had a Thanksgiving long before the United States had one. In 1578 Martin Frobisher sailed north in hopes of finding a northern route to Europe. He was unsuccessful in finding the route he had hoped to find and landed up somewhere up north, which is modern day Newfoundland. He was thankful for finding land, so he decided to make a day for people to give thanks. Then about 100 years later the United states started doing Thanksgiving. So Canadians call the United States’ Thanksgiving Yanksgiving because we apparently stole Thanksgiving from the Canadians.

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