IGG INTEREST BADGE Brownie Cultural Diversity Option 05

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5. Celebrate an International Cultural Festival (Thankgiving Meeting)
Aim of Badge To develop an awareness and appreciation of cultures other than your own

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Thanksgiving is officially celebrated in both Canada and the United States. While both celebrate Thanksgiving Day there are several differences between the traditions and practices in the two neighbouring countries. In Canada it is celebrated in the second Monday in October. In the United States, it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.

United States origin of Thanksgiving
It celebrates the winter of 1620 when the pilgrims landed in North America. The pilgrims survived that first winter due to the kindness and the help of the Wampanoag Indians. They shared their food and assisted them. After a plentiful harvest, and thankful to be alive and to have survived, the people gave a thanksgiving feast. It lasted three days and the neighbouring Indians were invited. Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday in the US in 1863

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Acknowledgement/Source TN Nov/Dec 2015

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