Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

Posted by Jennifer McCabe
October 11, 2010
Maple Leaves Turning to Fall Colors

About the Author: Jennifer McCabe serves as Canadian Public Affairs Assistant at U.S. Embassy Ottawa.

Today we're celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada -- a holiday to give thanks at the close of the harvest season. Across most of Canada, the fall foliage is now at its magnificent peak; and as we look around at the beauty of this nation, we see much to be thankful for. The second Monday in October is when Thanksgiving is officially observed; however, people generally get together for their Thanksgiving meal on any one of the three days of this three-day holiday weekend. Most families in Canada celebrate Thanksgiving with a special dinner with family and friends. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner usually includes a roasted turkey and pumpkin pie. In this nation, where many Canadians are "New Canadians" or immigrants, we're seeing traditional turkey dinner side dishes spiced up with ginger, cumin, plantains and a mosaic of other new foods. Happy Harvest, and Happy Thanksgiving to all in Canada!



Erik C.
October 11, 2010

Erik C. in Canada writes:

Certainly a majority of families celebrate thanks giving, however, "most" is an exaggeration.

You see, French Canadians, especially in Quebec, generally don't celebrate Thanksgiving (or l'Action de Grâce) with a special supper . I'm not sure why, but they just don't.

Worse, here in New Brunswick, it isn't even a paid day off (although stores are closed)!

Yes, I have to work today. Regular pay and not happy.

Maryland, USA
October 11, 2010

M.C. in Maryland writes:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Soon enough it will be that time here in the states. I cant get enough of the fall weather and the changing of the leaves.

Great post!!

South Korea
October 14, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

Me too,


"www.brinks.co.kr" Chicago ointment around the world to provide transportation services to the valuable U.S. companies. However, once you obtain the truck driver tried to take that has been eliminated. I have to admit I forgot my situation. Nothing to do with the U.S. company to hear the story of a company official ...

BUT, G20 meeting in Seoul, while supporting a volunteer to help, but not even need the money, or intervention, and saw the news today, is already starting to broadcast the training and said he proudly said, hung up, asked the degree of ability to quench Have not you're on the go?

came here to bother whether the story was going to be. And, as here, to visit South Korea as a sinner in a rambling country is living the life of a fugitive, I do not know why. If you run treason would not live this life. Not able to attend the conference to protest outside the ouster movement and I'll have to join.

Personal hope is that this is the second, first and give my eyes to avoid, but the response to this request, my desire to get rid of all the knock.

South Korea, disagreements you do business or government?

If you have a complaint with the U.S. government came to me why I do express their anger to me? I was looking all around the world, I'm what?

I do not settle in one place, it keeps watching me and I think that the forces of torturing. It's murder on the level of harassment and surveillance from the description what should I do? "Boule de Suif" This reminds me of the novel. Then their own greed and disdain for the purpose of sacrificing ... want to exile, anywhere.


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