I have always thought of Thanksgiving as one of those uniquely American holidays.
Turns out, I was mistaken.
Thanksgiving Day, the Canadian version, happens on the second Monday in October.
It was declared an official holiday in 1957 when 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."
While there are some similarities to the American Thanksgiving, such as eating, being thankful, and watching football, the Canadian Thanksgiving also has some differences.
Since Thanksgiving is always on a Monday, the feast can be held on any day during the three day weekend.
It is also common for people to simply enjoy a nice getaway vacation, without a feast at all.