Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadian members.
Yep - sounds like (many) US tables. Damn it, sir...is there no US custom you Canadians won't assimilate unto yourselves? LmaoNothing out of the ordinary. Turkey, mashed potatoes, carrots, green beans, stuffing, deserts (pumpkin pie and home made tiramisu.) For drinks, I picked us a Jim Beam Honey and my son got a Liquormen Ol' Dirty Canadian Whiskey.
The Frobisher narrative is considered far from universally accepted. I *will* give you that we *both* 'inherited' Thanksgiving, if you will, from Britain, since we have common ancestry there (it started off as 'holiday consolidation', b/c the Catholic church at the time seemingly had an obligatory feast every other day, including 52 Sundays. When England's Reformation began under Henry VIII, 90-some-odd days got cut down to 27, plus the occasional 'ad hoc' feast day here and there). All the feasts got in the way of necessary work, plus they cost money - so people were glad to have them cut back, for the most part"Sir Martin Frobisher and his crew are credited as the first Europeans to celebrate a Thanksgiving ceremony in North America, in 1578 [Frobisher Bay area of Baffin Island in the present Canadian Territory of Nunavut]. They were followed by the inhabitants of New France under Samuel de Champlain in 1606. "
So, just like Baseball, it's another thing the US has appropriated from Canada.