Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Canada

Happy Thanksgiving! Photo courtesy of socan.ca.

This weekend is the 3 day Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. It is the time of year to spend quality time feasting with friends and family. This celebration of a “bountiful harvest” always occurs on the second Monday of October. The first Thanksgiving feast was celebrated in 1587 by English explorer, Martin Frobisher, in Newfoundland to celebrate the safe arrival in the New World. It became a national holiday in 1879 set on November 6th. After the two World Wars, this celebration of Thanksgiving was deemed too close to the sober Remembrance Day, so the holiday was moved to the second Monday in October in 1957.

The traditional Thanksgiving meal with friends and family can be held at any time over the three-day holiday with predominant events happening on Sunday and Monday. This is time to enjoy all the Thanksgiving fixings of turkey, potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie! The Canadian Football League has their Thanksgiving Day Classic games. Local communities hold parades and other activities to celebrate the day as well. The largest community parade is the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Parade.

In Ottawa, the Canadian Agriculture Museum is holding a Harvesting Energy event all weekend.  Since Thanksgiving is a celebration of the harvest, the museum is doing a twist on the harvest with displays and demonstrations on harvesting and saving energy. This family event will include special demonstrations, crafts for the kids and more.

Dymon  wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy the time with family and friends and of course all the feasting! Are locations will be open all weekend for all of your storage needs!

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