Today is the 2nd Monday of October. For most of the world, it is just another day, but for the majority of North Americans, the day is important.
If you live in the United States, you are celebration Columbus. But right above the USA, the citizens of Canada are celebrating Thanksgiving Day!
The very first Thanksgiving celebration in North America took place in Canada when the English explorer Martin Frobisher, arrived in Newfoundland in 1578. He wanted to give thanks for his safe arrival to the New World. This means the first Thanksgiving in Canada was celebrated 43 years before the pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts! Thanksgiving for Canadians is about giving thanks for the harvest season rather than the arrival of pilgrims. Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving with parades, family gatherings, pumpkin pie and a lot of turkey!
Columbus Day is a holiday in honor of the explorer, Christopher Columbus, who first came to the New World on October 12, 1492. Since 1920, Columbus Day has been an annual holiday. Actually, Columbus wasn’t the first person to visit America so some people call the holiday Native American Day or Indigenous Peoples Day since Native Americans lived in North America long before Columbus came along. Columbus Day is a day to kick back and watch a parade or just enjoy some family time on a well-deserved day off.
If you happen to live in New York City, you might want to attend the 71st Columbus Day Parade in New York City. It will celebrate Italian-American heritage with more than 40,000 participants and over one million spectators. The Parade will run north up Fifth Avenue, from 47th to 72nd Street from 11:10 AM to 3:00 PM. I wonder if Clay Aiken will see the parade!
Do you remember when Clay was featured on the Canadian TV show called E-Talk Daily? It was broadcast on October 10, 2005, however Clay taped it when the Jukebox Tour visited Toronto.
Sunday evening, the name Clay Aiken was all over Twitter. If you recall, on Wednesday, October 9th, CNN- Politics posted a video interview with Clay. Well, on Sunday afternoon, CNN took one line from the interview and sent the following tweet:
However, Guess who re-tweeted the original tweet? Yep…Donald Trump!
It really is too bad that the hundreds of people who commented on the article only read the tweet, not the article.
The best part of this is that the name Clay Aiken is a name that everyone knows and he is someone who brings buzz to the news!
So…today we wait to see if Politicon posts some great pictures and videos of the event, especially those that include Clay Aiken!!
I hope you will check back. I will post them if they are available!!