[h2]Traditional celebration[/h2] Thanksgiving is a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Canada statutory holiday in most jurisdictions of Canada, with the provinces of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Edward_Island Prince Edward Island, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newfoundland_and_Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Brunswick New Brunswick and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_Scotia Nova Scotia being the exceptions. Where a company is regulated by the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Canada federal government (such as those in the telecommunications and banking sectors), it is recognized regardless of status provincially.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Thanksgiving#cite_note-0 [/sup]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Thanksgiving#cite_note-1 [/sup]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Thanksgiving#cite_note-2 [/sup]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Thanksgiving#cite_note-3 [/sup]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Thanksgiving#cite_note-stat-4 [/sup]
As a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liturgy liturgical festival, Thanksgiving corresponds to the English and continental-European http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_festival Harvest festival, with churches decorated with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornucopia cornucopias, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumpkin pumpkins, corn, wheat sheaves, and other harvest bounty, English and European harvest hymns sung on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, and scriptural selections drawn from biblical stories relating to the Jewish harvest festival of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukkot Sukkot.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed citation needed][/sup]
While the actual Thanksgiving holiday is on a Monday, Canadians might eat their Thanksgiving meal on any day of the three-day weekend, though Sunday and Monday are the most common. While Thanksgiving is usually celebrated with a large family meal, it is also often a time for weekend getaways. The Thanksgiving weekend, given that it invariably falls at the very end of the summer, is traditionally a perfect time to put away the patio furniture, close the cottage and pull the boat up, thus getting ready for the long cold winter.
Due to Canada’s proximity to the United States, American traditions such as parades and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_football_on_Thanksgiving football have crossed the border and been adapted into Canadian traditions. The http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchener-Waterloo_Oktoberfest Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Parade serves as the nation’s only Thanksgiving Day parade and, as a result, gets significant national attention, being broadcast nationwide on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CTV_Television_Network CTV and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_%28TV_system%29 A. Canada’s top professional football league, the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Football_League Canadian Football League, holds a nationally-televised http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doubleheader_%28television%29 doubleheader known as the “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_Day_Classic Thanksgiving Day Classic.” It is one of two weeks in which the league plays on Monday afternoons, the other being the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labour_Day_Classic Labour Day Classic. Unlike the Labour Day games, the teams that play on the Thanksgiving Day Classic rotate each year.
I found this in my search, and it sounds very similar to what we serve, except the beet soup.
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I’ve been invited to a friend’s house to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving.
Any traditions, or something I can bring along to help them celebrate in their tradition.
I’m embarrassed to say, that when it comes to Canada, it might as well be Mars for all I know about their culture.
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