Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is celebrated in Canada on the second Monday of October in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November.
Historically, Thanksgiving was a Christian feast day in which we thanked God by prayer and rejoicing in the happiness that we could receive during the year, this celebration has become secular in North America.
The origin of this festival is the same in the United States and Canada. The first through actions were of harvest festivals. For this reason, Thanksgiving is always held in the fall. In 1620, hundreds of English dissidents, named Pilgrim Fathers of the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Bay in Massachusetts. They founded the Plymouth Colony and the town of Plymouth. These owed their salvation to the intervention of a native named Squanto who, with the help of his tribe, the Wampanoag, offered them food and taught them how to fish, hunt and grow corn…
After the American Revolution, Americans who remained loyal to the United Kingdom into exile in the United States and settled in Canada. They bring with them customs/traditions of the American Thanksgiving.
Beginning in 1879, the day of Thanksgiving comes every year but is proclaimed annually the date may change from year to year.
However, over time, the date of the celebration changed.
Since the time of the Fathers evangelical pilgrims, Thanksgiving is for Americans, a way of thanking God for the providential quality of the New World and the good relations with indigenous peoples.
Traditional Thanksgiving meal
In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated around large family dinners and happy gatherings.
The day before Thanksgiving, associations distribute meals to the homeless in the big cities.
Menu Fellow of the American Thanksgiving
• Stuffed Turkey;
• Mashed potato or mashed sweet potatoes;
• cranberry sauce or jelly
• Stuffing (sometimes with chestnuts, oysters, sausage, potatoes, …);
• Green beans stew;
• Apple Pie;
• Pie Pecan;
• Sweet Potato Pie;
• Pumpkin Cake;
• Water and wine