When talking about favourite colour, or favourite season, fall in Canada might be the top of discussion. Everyone is happy when the hot and humid days of summer are gone, and no one notices when the days get shorter, and nights longer. Fresh air brings in a fresh feeling, and a nice sunlight leads us to new trails. While crisp mornings bring in the most colourful foliage, the warm sunshine during these days let us explore and enjoy the country roads.
All of a sudden, places are decorated everywhere with pumpkins, corn, apples, wheat sheaves, and other harvest bounty. And here it comes Thanksgiving Day, just when you’re not expecting.
First known celebration of Thanksgiving occurred in 1578 when a sermon was held to be thankful to God for the miraculous deliverance of Martin Frobisher expedition from England to the New World. Over years, celebrations were observed to being thankful for what one has, for the bountiful harvest, and since 1957, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October. Traditional food served with this occasion is roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potato, sweet corn, and pumpkin pie.
And I can’t be thankful enough for the beauty of the nature, and the people when this time of the year comes, and all these colourful sceneries start surrounding us.