A blogsite offering entertaining daily oddities since January 2020. There are now over a thousand unique posts in these three years. Images, both visual and poetic, are drawn from daily life, as well as from verses, photos and computer-graphics on our parent blog "Edifying Nonsense".
October 8, 2023
* OCT 8, Canadiana -- Canadian Thanksgiving
reprise from October 2020
OCT 11, 2020 -- Canadiana: Canadian Thanksgiving
Get ready for the festivities (by Zoom and other online modalities).
Acadia (uh-KAY-dee-yuh, as here, or uh-KAY-dyuh) or l'Acadie: (French), name given in colonial times to the region corresponding to today's Atlantic Canada (the Maritime provinces)
tofurkey: a vegetarian substitute for turkey made from tofu
Action de grâce (ak-syon-duh-GRAS): literally action of grace; name derived from continental France for a harvest festival
habitants: French colonial settlers, a term honored in the title of Montreal's professional hockey team
Thanksgiving Day, or Action de grâce, is a statutory holiday in the majority of Canadian provinces and territories, observed on the second Monday of October.
You can review poems, pictures and diverse nonsense related to Canada on the post "Canadiana" on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense".