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

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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!

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