Thanksgiving in Canada

In Canada Thanksgiving is the second Monday in October. We arrived on Thanksgiving weekend last year and therefore did not participate in this cultural festival. This year was completely different.
We came to understand the significance of this very important family day where Canadians take time to eat together and be thankful for the bounty of the harvest. These days the harvest is not the focus but people recognize that it has become more about taking time out of your busy schedule to spend time with family and friends.

For us the lead up to the day was very similar to Christmas, with everyone setting this time aside to be with family and wishing each other a “Happy Thanksgiving”. Students returned home to their families across Canada. We were treated to a beautiful meal with our friends David and Lois around the corner from us. Turkey and home made cranberry sauce, mashed potato, roast sweet potato (in maple syrup), turnips, brussel sprouts and Dessert was Pumpkin Pie.


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A family of four adventure-seekers from Australia... currently living in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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