Anaiah Bunche1.12.18French Canadian Thanksgiving Before Europeans moved in North America dinners of thanks and celebrations took place in Europe in October. The first Thanksgiving celebration in North America took place in 1578 in Canada. Martin Frobisher, an explorer from England, wanted to give thanks for his safe arrival to the Americas. That means the first Thanksgiving in Canada was celebrated 43 years before the pilgrims.Canadian Thanksgiving was celebrated in either late October or early November. On January 31st, 1957, Canadian Parliament announced that on the second Monday in October was the official date for Thanksgiving. While the actual Thanksgiving holiday is on a Monday, Canadians may gather for their Thanksgiving feast on any day during the long weekend. Foods traditionally served at Thanksgiving are roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet corn, various autumn vegetables and pumpkin pie. The traditional game played/watched on Thanksgiving day is football. Another tradition is the Thanksgiving Parade (similar to America). Unlike American Thanksgiving Canadians do not have Black Friday. They mainly focus on the unity and family. They celebrate Thanksgiving a month before Americans, due to history prior stated. In my opinion the Canadian Thanksgiving depicts more of a historical version. They really capture the real reason for thanksgiving. Whereas Americans do not really remember the history behind thanksgiving instead they make their own traditions without any consideration about why we celebrate this Holiday. All though I agree more with the Canadian version, I think the American version is more fun because we all get to have our own person touch. We don’t have to only follow traditions we can add on to them as well.