The symbols of Thanksgiving
Canadians families enjoy many symbols with Thanksgiving.
On Thanksgiving day, many of these symbols can be found in Canadian home.
The most popular are:
This large fruit is grown in many parts of Canada and is usually harvest in autumn. The early settlers did not know about pumpkins before arriving in Canada. This is because pumpkins did not grow in Europe. Native people helped the Settlers learn about pumpkins and other hardy fruits and vegetable.
Turkey has been a traditional dish on Thanksgiving’s dinner. Early Native Peoples often hunted wild turkeys for food , and after early settlers began to do the same. As the years passed, the turkey became a popular dish at families table. Today, millions of turkeys are sold across Canada for Thanksgiving meals.
Cornucopia means a horn of plenty. The filled goat’s horn was a symbol of Earth’s bounty. When European settlers arrived in Canada, they brought the tradition of the cornucopia with them. It is usually shown as a centerpiece at the Thanksgiving table and it is usually shown with fruits nuts and flowers.