The Costen Insurance Team would like to wish all of our clients, friends, family and associates a very Happy Thanksgiving 2021.
The economic and industry challenges over the last few years have continued into 2021. Add to that the ongoing (and seemingly never ending) pandemic, catastrophic losses (including hailstorms and forest fires in Canada and other parts of the word), and 2021 has been another challenging year for many.
The world doesn’t ever seem to slow down, so every now and then it’s nice to take a step back and reflect on what we are thankful for. With it being Thanksgiving Monday today, what better time then now!
In Canada, the very first Thanksgiving took place in 1578 when English explorer Martin Frobisher arrived in Newfoundland. He wanted to give thanks for his safe arrival in the New World!
Traditionally, the holiday consists of festivals of thanks and celebration of harvest. Declared a national holiday in 1879, Thanksgiving used to take place on the 6th of November each year. However, in 1957 Canadian Parliament declared the second Monday of October as the official Thanksgiving holiday, as after World War II it was falling on the same week as Remembrance Day (November 11th). As well, Canada’s harvest is earlier than that of the United States, so moving it to October made sense!
Being Canadian, the history of our Thanksgiving is more about giving thanks for harvest than the arrival of the Pilgrims. Over the years, it has evolved into a holiday involving parades, spending time with family, pumpkin pie, and of course… TURKEY!
Our Thanksgiving Day post would not be complete without a few good (or not so good) Thanksgiving jokes:
Q: Who is not hungry at Thanksgiving?
A: The turkey because he’s already stuffed!
Q: What was the turkey suspected of?
A: Fowl play.
Q: What’s the key to a great Thanksgiving dinner?
A: The turKEY.
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving 2021 with your family and friends!
The Costen Insurance Team
* A friendly reminder that our Office is CLOSED today!