My Car Quest

December 11, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving USA!

by Mike Gulett –

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.

Today is the 12th anniversary of My Car Quest and this is post number 2,593 according to my official counter. There have been more but I have deleted a few.

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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  1. Happy Thanksgiving Mike!

  2. Chip Baldoni says


    Happy Thanksgiving to you also!

    Chip Baldoni

  3. Wayne Watkins says

    Hi Mike , I’m an Australian and saw in my supermarket two days ago packs of turkey breast manufactured by Harris Farm Markets , informing potential buyers , that the turkey was made using 100% Australian pork !! We are down under ………… but !!

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