Thanksgiving in Canada
Thanksgiving in Canada is held on October 9. Observed on the second week in October. This event in the first decade of the month October is annual. Help us
Thanksgiving in Canada involves families coming together to eat turkey and celebrate the harvest, but relatives don't tend to travel as far across the country like they might in the United States.
Canada sort of started to get a handle on the Thanksgiving situation in 1879, when November 6 of that year was proclaimed a national holiday. But even then, confusion reigned, with the day falling anywhere in October or November until 1921. That year, it was combined with Remembrance Day, and the two celebrations remained paired until 1930, when Thanksgiving was moved to a Monday in October. It wasn’t until 1957 that the holiday was formally declared for the second Monday in October.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
National School Lunch Week in US on October 9 (the second full week of October. President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week [NSLW] in 1962 to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom);
Finnish-Swedish Food Culture Day in Finland on October 9 (Finlandssvenska matkulturdagen);