A Canadian Thanksgiving - July 3, 1927

Název: A Canadian Thanksgiving - July 3, 1927
Autor: Sparling, Don
Zdrojový dokument: The Central European journal of Canadian studies. 2004, roč. 4, č. [1], s. [123]-[131]
  • ISSN
    1213-7715 (print)
    2336-4556 (online)
Type: Článek
Licence: Neurčená licence
The image of the American Thanksgiving is so vivid that it has virtually blocked out any awareness of other thanksgiving traditions in the English-speaking world - in particular, thanksgiving as an official public holiday proclaimed to celebrate an event of particular importance to the state. This article looks at one such thanksgiving, celebrated in Canada in 1927 to mark the sixtieth anniversary of Confederation, and examines what it reveals about the country at that point in its history.
L'image de l'Action de Grâces américaine est si vivante que la conscience de toute autre tradition d'Action de Grâces dans le monde anglophone est pratiquement éclipsée - en particulier l'idée de l'Action de Grâces en tant que jour férié officiel proclamé pour célébrer un événement de grande importance pour l'État. Dans cet article, nous nous penchons sur une telle Action de Grâces, célébrée au Canada en 1927 pour commémorer le soixantième anniversaire de la Confédération, et nous étudions ce qu'elle dévoile sur le pays en ce moment particulier de son histoire.
[1] Aberhart, William. Thanksgiving Service in Celebration of the First Anniversary of Social Credit Victory: Sunday, August 23rd, 1936, Victoria Park, Calgary. [Calgary: s.n., 1936].

[2] Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer. Saturday, November 19, 1966, Sunday, November 20, 1966. [Victoria, B.C.: Canadian Confederation Centennial Committee of British Columbia, 1966].

[3] Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer. Saturday, January 2, 1971, Sunday, January 3, 1971. [Victoria, B.C.: British Columbia Centennial '71 Committee, 1971].

[4] A form of prayer and thanksgiving to Almighty God: to be used in all churches and chapels...on Thursday the twenty ninth day of November next, being the day appointed by proclamation for a general thanksgiving to God: for vouch safing such signal successes to His Majesty's arms, both by sea and land, particularly by the defeat of the French army in Canada, and the taking of Quebec: and for most seasonably granting us at this time an uncommonly plentiful harvest. London: Thomas Baskett, c. 1759.

[5] A form of prayer and thanksgiving to Almighty God: to be used on Tuesday, the twenty-first day of May 1816, being the day appointed by proclamation for a general thanksgiving to Almighty God for his greatness in putting an end to the war in which we were engaged against France. Québec: John Neilson, 1816.

[6] A form of thanksgiving and prayer to Almighty God: upon the completion of fifty years of Her Majesty's reign, to be used on Tuesday, the 21st day of June, 1887. [Toronto?: s.n.], 1887.

[7] A form of prayer and thanksgiving to be used on Monday, the 26th of February, 1838: being the day appointed by proclamation, for a general thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the signal instances of protection and deliverance experienced in the rebellion which has been raised in this province, and the success of Her Majesty's Arms within the same; and for the exemption with which we have been since blessed from violence and bloodshed. [Québec?: s.n.], 1838.

[8] Jour d'Action de Grâces National, 3 Juillet 1927: Projet de Manifestation Publique, Soixantenaire de la Conféderation, 1927. [Ottawa]: Comité National [pour la celebration du jubilee de diamant de la Conféderation], 1927.

[9] National Thanksgiving by the People of Canada, July 3rd, 1927: Order of Proceedings, Diamond Jubilee of Confederation, 1927. [Ottawa]: National Committee [for the Celebration of the Diamond Jubilee], 1927.

[10] The Order of a Service of Thanksgiving and Prayer Celebrating the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Toronto on the 6lh Day of March, 1834. [Toronto: Religious Services Committee of the Toronto Centennial, 1934].

[11] Salmon, Georgie. Exemption no less than deliverance from public calamity, a ground of thankfulness: a sermon prepared and preached in accordance with the proclamation of His Excellency the governor-in-chief appointing Saturday November lst, 1834 as a day of general thanksgiving to Almighty God for deliverance from the ravages of the cholera. [Montreal?: s.n.], 1835.

[12] A sermon preached on Wednesday, February 6, 1833: being the day appointed by proclamation for a general thanksgiving to Almighty God for having removed the heavy judgment of the pestilence. [Montreal?: s.n.], 1833.

[13] Canadian Heritage. http:www.pch.gc.ca/progs/cpsc-ccsp/jfa-ha/graces_e.cfm - Government of Canada site listing thanksgiving proclamations

[14] Canadian Heritage. http:www.pch.gc.ca/progs/cpsc-ccsp/jfa-ha/dominion_e.cfm - Government of Canada site concerning the Diamond Jubilee celebrations

[15] CN. http:www.cn.ca/news/newsreleases/2001/en_NewsJulyl927.shtml - site dealing with the radio broadcasts to mark the Diamond jubilee celebrations