Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays in Canada, and it’s a time to show your gratitude for life’s blessings. It is celebrated on the second Monday of October, which is October 10 this year. It’s an official statutory holiday – except in PEI, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia – however federally regulated institutions do observe Thanksgiving in those provinces too.
A lot of people have a day off work on Canadian Thanksgiving. This gives them a three-day weekend. It’s a great idea to create an atmosphere that fits with their family’s unique traditions. Even though its origins are based in religion, Thanksgiving has recently become a reason for families and friends to enjoy a delicious meal together and express gratitude for their life.
A traditional Thanksgiving celebration is not complete without a feast of all the traditional turkey dishes and desserts. A traditional thanksgiving meal would include apple cider, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Some families like to give each other presents too on the same day each year and others like to do a family activity together.
Now that Americans and Canadians are celebrating Thanksgiving together, it’s a perfect time to get to know each other and learn about their cultures. Over the past few years, in fact, Canadians have become more familiar with aspects of American culture like football and the Thanksgiving holiday.
You can find parades in many small towns across Canada. Many local parades draw hundreds of people and celebrate the German heritage in the area. The Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest parade is one of the biggest and most popular celebrations in Ontario.
Some of the most popular activities during this celebration too include camping, camping, and fishing. There is no doubt that families will be taking advantage of all of these opportunities to enjoy beautiful autumn in Canada.
Of course, no matter how you decide to spend Canadian Thanksgiving, the main thing to remember is that this is a day of thanks. Therefore, it is important to spend some time reflecting on what you are thankful for. Make sure you take the opportunity to thank people who have played an important role in your life or done something special for you. A small ‘thank you’ goes a very long way.