Thanksgiving Day celebrates the sharing of food and thanking God for the year's bountiful harvest and family health. The origins of Canadian Thanksgiving can be traced back to two events. The first Canadian appearance of the holiday dates back to 1578 when Martin Frobisher and his crew came together for a communal meal to thank God for reuniting the crew after they were separated due to bad weather. The second appearance dates back to 1606, when Samuel de Champlain organized the Order of Good Cheer to boost settler's spirits after a dreadful winter. The feast included entertainment and was open to everyone, including the aboriginals, and continued as a weekly tradition followed by an annual tradition every autumn season.
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