Thanksgiving in Canada

In Canada, Thanksgiving happens on the second Monday of every October. This tradition originated with the harvest festival – a celebration in autumn meant to show appreciation for the season’s bountiful harvest. The history of this holiday dates back to 1578, when English explorer Martin Frobisher held a special meal with his crew, giving thanks for making it safely to the new world. Throughout time, the holiday was celebrated for different reasons and at different times of the year. Thanksgiving was finally declared a national holiday in Canada in 1957, giving the holiday an official month and day.

Today, Thanksgiving is seen as a time for families to gather together, mark the start of autumn and celebrate the harvest. Of course, one of the best parts of the festivities, whether you’re Canadian or from the States, is cooking, sharing and eating good food. Some traditional meal options include bacon and brussels sprouts, poutine râpée, maple-glazed carrots, ham and tourtière, Jiggs’ dinner, and sweet potato dinner rolls. If you’re looking forward to cooking any of these dishes, or maybe creating some new traditional sides, EarthFresh has you covered for the holiday.

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