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CBC Kids: Samhain: The Origins of Halloween site description for CBC Kids: Samhain: The Origins of Halloween
Have you heard of Samhain, a Celtic festival celebrated in Ireland and Scotland? Many of our Halloween activities come from Samhain celebrations. Samhain marked the end of the harvest season, but it was also a time when the border between this world and others was at its thinnest. 
https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/a-history-of-halloween

 
CBC: Thanksgiving has roots, complicated history in Indigenous communities site description for CBC: Thanksgiving has roots, complicated history in Indigenous communities
This CBC article looks at Indigenous perspectives of Thanksgiving. Links within the article include "The lore of the feast" and "Thanksgiving food inspired by dishes developed by First Nations". 
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/indigenous-thanksgiving-history-1.4345348

 
CBC: A First Nations take on Thanksgiving: 'You're Welcome Weekend' site description for CBC: A First Nations take on Thanksgiving: 'You're Welcome Weekend'
In this CBC article, a blended Cree/Ojibway/Mohawk/European-descended family shares how they celebrate Thanksgiving, or as they call it, "You're Welcome Weekend". 
https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/a-first-nations-take-on-thanksgiving-you-re-welcome-weekend-1.2795186

 
The Canadian Encyclopedia: The First Thanksgiving in North America site description for The Canadian Encyclopedia: The First Thanksgiving in North America
This article puts forward the idea that Martin Frobisher and his crew celebrated the first North American Thanksgiving in 1578, long before the Pilgrims in 1621. 
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/the-first-thanksgiving-in-north-america-feature/

 
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Thanksgiving in Canada site description for The Canadian Encyclopedia: Thanksgiving in Canada
This article describes the three traditions that combined to create what Canadians now call Thanksgiving. Did you know that at one time, this holiday was combined with Remembrance Day? 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/thanksgiving-day/

 
Let's talk turkey: Is Thanksgiving younger than we think? site description for Let's talk turkey: Is Thanksgiving younger than we think?
This article (from a Concordia history professor) may be of interest to high school students who are interested in the complexities of both Canadian and American Thanksgiving's 19th-century origins. 
http://www.concordia.ca/cunews/main/stories/2016/10/07/thanksgiving-canada-history-professor-gavin-taylor.html

 
CBC Kids: Giving thanks around the world site description for CBC Kids: Giving thanks around the world
This article explores some of the ways that other countries and cultures celebrate special days of thanksgiving. 
http://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/gotta-give-thanks

 
CBC: All about Thanksgiving site description for CBC: All about Thanksgiving
This CBC Kids article takes a look at Thanksgiving (the Canadian history of the day, not American) and how the day is celebrated. 
http://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/whats-the-story-thanksgiving
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