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
Another round of the Virtual Toronto Gift + Home Market is awaiting us in August. As we are seeing many improvements and openings concerning Covid-19 restrictions, large scale indoor events, however, cannot yet take place in Ontario. Therefore, we welcome another round of the Virtual Toronto Gift + Home Market in August. MyBrilliantStar will take part again with a virtual booth and full online service. The show will be LIVE from August 9-12, however our online booth will be accessible for retailers far beyond the live show, from August 9 – September 3.
Happy Canada Day! Today on Canada Day, you will see it proudly flying throughout the country. Maybe you’ve waved a paper hand flag on Canada Day, or worn it as a pin on your jacket. Maybe you’ve even sewn one on to your travel backpack! Regardless of where you see it, the National Flag of Canada stands out both at home and abroad as one of the most striking and recognizable symbols representing Canada.