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Canadian Thanksgiving leaves and pumpkins

"A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed... to be observed on the second Monday in October."

Thanksgiving in Canada is all about being thankful for a plentiful harvest and spending time with loved ones. Canadians celebrate the holiday earlier than their neighbours south of the border due to an earlier harvest season.

Canadian Thanksgiving leaves and pumpkins

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

T for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather.
H for harvest stored away, home, and hearth, and holiday.
A for autumn's frosty art, and abundance of love in the heart.
N is for neighbours, and October, nice things, new things to remember.
K for kitchen, kettles' croon, kith and kin expected soon.
S for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that abounds.

Canadian Thanksgiving leaves and pumpkins

Canadian Thanksgiving Turkey

The first North American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1578 when the English Navigator, Martin Frobisher, held a formal ceremony in Newfoundland. He did this to give thanks for surviving the long sea journey, and other settlers arrived in Newfoundland, and the tradition was continued by them.

In 1879, Parliament declared November 6th a national holiday of Thanksgiving. Over the years this date changed, and on January 31, 1957, Parliament declared the second Monday in October of each year to be "A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed".

Colours in Quebec
Colour In Quebec


Thanksgiving Wreath of Leaves
You and your child can make a beautiful wreath of leaves that displays what your child is thankful for. This wreath makes a great Autumn or Thanksgiving decoration.

Directions for the Wreath
Canadian Thanksgiving Day Wreath



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