Originally Posted by meggymoo
Gosh I hate sounding like the totally thick one, but why do you have Thanks giving? Is it like Christmas? Do you still have Christmas also? I've always wondered this, but never had the nerve to ask.....
Hope you don't mind me asking.
LOL, thanksgiving is celebrated because way back when the pilgrims first came the native Indians helped them by giving them food when fall came because most of the crops were done. Then they all sat down and had dinner together (at least.. that's what I think it is
). Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated on the 2nd full weekend in October, and we always get the Monday off. No presents, just lots of food! And yes, we still have Christmas. My family also has a tradition where we all go around the table and say something we are thankful for.
Originally Posted by kickshaw
and to add to meggy's post -- what is the basis for Canadian thanksgiving... I know the basis for the US one, but not the Canadian one :)...and isn't it on the 13th?
Im pretty sure the basis is the same, a lot of American families came to Canada during the American Revolution, so they brought the holiday with them. But of course, ours is better because its celebrated over a weekend