My Car Quest

December 16, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

by Mike Gulett –

Today is the ninth anniversary of My Car Quest and this is the 2,099th post (211 since last Thanksgiving). There have been more but I have deleted a few.

Thank you all for reading, contributing, donating, commenting and making this an interesting journey for one more year!

Happy Thanksgiving to all American readers and happy Thursday to everyone else.

Calvin & Hobbs Thanksgiving

In the USA

Thanksgiving Day did not become an official holiday until Northerners dominated the federal government. While sectional tensions prevailed in the mid-19th century, the editor of the popular magazine Godey’s Lady’s Book, Sarah Josepha Hale, campaigned for a national Thanksgiving Day to promote unity. She finally won the support of President Abraham Lincoln. On October 3, 1863, during the Civil War, Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.

In Canada

Days of thanksgiving in Canada also originated in the colonial period, arising from the same European traditions, in gratitude for safe journeys, peace, and bountiful harvests. The earliest celebration was held in 1578, when an expedition led by Martin Frobisher held a ceremony in present-day Nunavut to give thanks for the safety of its fleet. In 1879 Parliament established a national Thanksgiving Day on November 6; the date has varied over the years. Since 1957 Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October.

From Encyclopedia Britannica

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Peanuts Thanksgiving

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On October 3, 1863, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.
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Comments

  1. Don Meluzio says

    Congratulations! Wow, nine years, it doesn’t seem possible. I wouldn’t know what my mornings would be like without My Car Quest! Thank you!

  2. Thanks to you and Wallace it’s been a great site. It’s usually my first stop on the way to BaT.

    Safe and sane motoring to us all on this rainy holiday.

  3. SKIP HINOJOS says

    THANK U TOO. HOPE YOUR HOLIDAY IS GREAT.

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