Florida (1565): Author and teacher Robyn Gioia and Michael Gannon, of the University of Florida, have argued that the earliest attested "thanksgiving" celebration in what is now the United States was celebrated by the Spanish on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida.
Newfoundland (1578):The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean. Frobisher's Thanksgiving celebration was not for harvest, but for homecoming. He had safely returned from a search for the Northwest Passage, avoiding the later fate of Henry Hudson and Sir John Franklin. In the year 1578, Frobisher held a formal ceremony in Newfoundland to give thanks for surviving the long journey.
"Thanksgiving," Wikipedia.

Regards, Paul

Views: 8

Comment by Zuzu Petals on November 27, 2010 at 6:00pm
Making special thanks for you, Recovery Cat, hear that can opener?
Comment by cathyray on November 28, 2010 at 9:34am
thanks, RC!

Comment

You need to be a member of Duke City Fix to add comments!

Join Duke City Fix

Connect with Us!

Community Forum

Cheap beer and wine for a party? 1 Reply

Started by Keith in General Discussion. Last reply by Joe LaMastra on Thursday.

Job market is tough out there it seems 27 Replies

Started by Rod in New to Albuquerque. Last reply by Stacy A. Sacco Aug 19.

Envisioning Inclusive Dance 2016

Started by Carolyn Tobias in General Discussion Aug 15.

Favorite Thrift Stores 28 Replies

Started by mombat in General Discussion. Last reply by jes Aug 1.

Need a good HVAC contractor 5 Replies

Started by Richard Malcolm in General Discussion. Last reply by Richard Malcolm Jul 28.

Latest Activity

Profile IconDuke City Fix via Facebook
Thumbnail

Stop what you are doing and read this poem because Megan is going to make American Poetry Events Great Again!

The Sunday Poem: Megan…

See More
Facebook3 hours ago · Reply
Lahjik commented on Dee Cohen's blog post ABQ Pics: Office La Puerta Motel
3 hours ago
Lahjik liked Dee Cohen's blog post ABQ Pics: Office La Puerta Motel
3 hours ago
Adelita commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Megan Baldrige
3 hours ago

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2016   Created by Duke City Fix.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service