With the American thanksgiving on the way, The News International is giving its readers a brief introduction to the idea of “giving thanks”. They note that it was in fact on Canadian soil that the tradition began, and not just any Canadian soil – Newfoundland soil (rock). “The very first Thanksgiving celebration in North America took place when the British explorer, Martin Frobisher, arrived in Newfoundland in 1578 because he wanted to give thanks for his safe arrival to the ‘new’ world.” Learn a little bit more if you’re inclined right here.

Source: The News International