Clearing Up Misconceptions of Canadian Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving may be a month away but in Canada, today is Thanksgiving. I haven’t celebrated since I migrated to the United States in 1995 but I do manage to remember to call home and wish everyone a happy day.
Despite what you may think, Canadian Thanksgiving is really no different than turkey day here in the states. It’s just a month earlier. I thought I’d clear up some Canadian Thanksgiving misconceptions.
-We don’t serve moose or beaver for dinner. It’s turkey and stuffing
-We don’t all gather around the table in our igloo. Our houses look just like yours
-We don’t strap on the skates to play hockey on the back pond. We’re too stuffed to move after all that turkey
-We do drink a lot of Canadian beer eh, but you have to get your ‘two-four’ ahead of time since beer can only be bought at the Beer Store, which is closed on Thanksgiving
-You won’t be pulled over by the Canadian Mounted police on horseback if you drink and drive. Believe it or not, we have real cop cars
-If we decide to walk off all that turkey, we don’t put on a hat. We use a toque, and only if it’s colder than 10 below
-We start making our plans for Halloween by creating a costume that will fit over our snowsuit
At the Table During Canadian Thanksgiving Parody
All joking aside, Thanksgiving in Canada occurs on the second Monday in October to celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the past year.