Annie's "Canadian Thanksgiving Day" Page

~Celebrated on the Second Monday in October~
~Canadian Thanksgiving Day is Monday October 12th, 2009~

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will
of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
~1 Thessalonians 5:18~

When does Canada celebrate Thanksgiving?
Encarta says: "It was formerly celebrated on the last Monday in October. But in 1957, the Canadian government proclaimed the second Monday in October to be the holiday."
Comptons: "A national Thanksgiving Day was first proclaimed in Canada in 1879. After
World War I it was merged with Armistice Day for a time. In 1931 the two were made separate holidays, and the second Monday in October was proclaimed Thanksgiving Day."

How is Canadian Thanksgiving Celebrated?
Encarta says: "Thanksgiving Day in Canada is celebrated in much the same way as in the United States."

What is the History of the holiday?
Comptons says: "The first Thanksgiving Day in Canada was observed at Port Royal, N.S., in 1710, when the town and fort passed into English hands for the last time. In 1760 a day of thanksgiving at Halifax marked the victory of General Jeffrey Amherst's troops at Montreal.

These early thanksgiving days were held at various times, usually to celebrate military victories or the birth of royal children. The Scottish settlers of Nova Scotia emphasized the religious aspect of a day of thanksgiving. Halifax in 1762 was the first community to give thanks for a bountiful harvest."

Why is the Canadian Thanksgiving earlier then in the US?
Encarta says: "Thanksgiving is also a legal holiday in Canada. Because Canada is north of the United States, its harvest comes earlier in the year. Accordingly, the Thanksgiving holiday falls earlier in Canada than in the United States. The Canadian Parliament set aside November 6 for annual Thanksgiving observances in 1879. In 1957 the date was shifted to an even earlier day, to the second Monday in October."

~Canadian Thanksgiving Day is Monday October 12th, 2009~

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian Visitors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Canadian Thanksgiving Day Links:
Canadian Thanksgiving at Web Holidays
Canadian Living
CanadaInfo- Symbols, Facts, & Lists- Holidays- Thanksgiving
Canadian Thanksgiving Page
Joy for the Journey's
Canadian Thanksgiving Page

Canada Hum"o"ur & Fun:
Cute - But not necessarily about Thanksgiving
"How to tell you're in Canada"
What every Canadian knows

Canada Graphics:
Canada eh?
Canada Flag Clip Art Gallery
MediaBuilder's Free Animated Gif Library
North of the Border Canada Graphics
Pat's Web Graphics
TD Designs
Comet Creations has great flag graphics!
Gina's Country Place

For the Kids:
Canadian and American Thanksgiving - Coloring Pages
Canadian and American Thanksgiving - Learning Pages
Canadian and American Thanksgiving - Recipes
Canadian and American Thanksgiving - Online Games
Canadian and American Thanksgiving - Craft Projects
Canadian and American Thanksgiving - Fundays October Calendar
Sears Online offers GREAT Kids things to do and enjoy! Have Fun!!!
Don't miss my:
Annie's Thanksgiving Just for Kids; Annie's Fall Fun for Kids Page
Annie's "Christmas is for Kids" Page

Canada Pages:
Countries Around the World --
Canada Page

Free Email Greeting Cards:
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Canadian Thanksgiving Day Cards Page
Annie's Card Shop
Canadian Thanksgiving

Related Pages by Annie:
Annie's Canada Day Page
Annie's Victoria Day Page
Annie's Remembrance Day Page

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