Vancouver, BC, October 12, 2020
The Thanksgiving Holiday has arrived again!
Wow, it is already October again and we celebrate Thanksgiving. This year clearly held some unpleasant surprises in hand for us, but today we want to be thankful for all the good and precious things and people in our lives. We, as MyBrilliantStar, are very thankful for our devoted business partners, followers and customers. The whole team wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving holiday surrounded by your loved ones with plenty of good food! 😊
As a little treat for you, we collected some interesting historical facts about the beginnings of the Canadian, American, as well as German Thanksgiving celebration below, enjoy!
Thanksgiving in the United States & Canada
Maybe surprising, but Canada’s first Thanksgiving celebration actually predates America’s—by more than 40 years. In 1578, an expedition led by the English navigator Martin Frobisher held a ceremony in what is now Nunavut, giving thanks for the safety of their fleet. This is considered the first-ever Thanksgiving celebration in North America, though in fact the First Nations and Native Americans had been holding harvest festivals long before Europeans arrived.
Loyalists who moved to Canada during the Revolutionary War introduced turkey, along with some other customs from the American Thanksgiving. Canada’s Parliament formally established a national Thanksgiving Day in 1879, but as of 1957, the date was changed to the second Monday in October.
Thanksgiving in Germany
Very Happy Thanksgiving!
Your MyBrilliantStar Team
We won't be able to attend the AmericasMart Atlanta Winter 2021, but find us at the CanGift Virtual Show in February 2021! It's already time for the first trade show of 2021. The AmericasMart Atlanta winter market will take place with showrooms from 12.01.-19.01.2021 and temporaries from 13.01.-17.01.2021. As we are based in Canada, and the Coronavirus pandemic is still limiting the possibilities of travel, our showroom at the Atlanta Market will remain closed for this winter season. However, we highly miss the personal contact to our customers and will keep you updated on our upcoming events!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A WONDERFUL, HEALTHY START INTO THE NEW YEAR 2021! It's the most wonderful time of the year and you are the most wonderful part of our business. Thank you for making this – and every time of the year – so much brighter for us. We couldn't have gone through this year without you!
On Friday, Nov. 27th, we are opening our pop-up store in Richmond's Lansdowne Centre! We hope you started well into this Holiday Season! We are super excited and would like to give you an update on the events for this winter. Due to the pandemic, this year's Vancouver Christmas Market in which we always take part in with our booths, unfortunately had to be canceled. However, we found another great opportunity to offer you our brilliant Herrnhut Stars.