The Royal History of the Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday

My article in this weekend’s edition of the Kingston Whig-Standard discusses the fascinating royal history of Canadian Thanksgiving. The first Thanksgiving holiday proclaimed in Canada after Confederation in 1867 gave thanks for the recovery of the future Edward VII from Typhoid in 1872. There were also Thanksgiving holidays in Canada to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden and Diamond jubilees in 1887 and 1897 and King Edward VII’s coronation in 1902.

Click here to read the full article in the Kingston Whig-Standard

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