In Canada, we have always had our own
unique way of celebrating this glorious season. I would like to
invite you to step back into the history of Christmas in Canada.
Not that our history is greater or worse than any other country,
but it is our own, and that is what makes it unique. This is in
no way an exhaustive view, but I enjoyed digging up our Canadian
past in feasts, festivals and frivolity. I have chosen not to
take into account the religion of the writers I have found, as
Catholicism seemed very great in early Canadian history, and I
wish not to get involved with all the ramifications of this.
Therefore, with no apology, I will write what I have seen in the
accounts from books I have gathered from the library.
Also, I have NO idea (yet) when or where the first Canadian Christmas was
held, so until I get that information, you will have to settle
with what years I have found so far. *smile*
So get yourself a cup of warm cider,
relax, and drift off into the past.