Thanksgiving in Canada

In Canada, the Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day (also known as Jour de l’Action de grâce in Canadian French) occurs annually on the second Monday in the month of October. In Canada it is a national holiday which celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year.

Thanksgiving in Canada

On Thursday, January 31, 1957, the Parliament of Canada proclaimed:

A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October.

Thanksgiving Day Celebrations in Canada :

The celebrations of Thanksgiving Day in Canada are similar to harvest festival celebrations taking place in English and continental Europe.

On this day, in Canada, churches are decorated with cornucopias, pumpkins, corn, wheat sheaves, and other harvest bounty and harvest hymns are sung.

People also prepare a special Thanksgiving feast for the festive occasion.

Being a three day week end, Thanksgiving in Canada is also a time for weekend getaways. It is also a time for families and friends to get together.

Similar to the United States, traditions like Thanksgiving parades and football match are also the part of Canadian Thanksgiving. The Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Parade is the most widely known Canadian Thanksgiving Day parade and is broadcast throughout the country on CTV.

The Canadian Football League holds a nationally televised match known as the “Thanksgiving Day Classic”.

We at 123thanksgiving wish all readers Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Day !!!

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