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From: "Renee Cummings" <>
Subject: RE: [Q-R] Re: June 18, 1816
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 21:03:07 -0400
for History and Origin of Canadian Thanksgiving go to
In Canada Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Unlike
the American tradition of remembering Pilgrims and settling in the New
World, Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest. The harvest season
falls earlier in Canada compared to the United States due to the simple fact
that Canada is further north.
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Re: June 18, 1816
Now that we have changed to October, as a harvest festival. When my
American friends ask why the Canadian Thanksgiving is a month earlier than
the American holiday, I always say, "Colder climate, earlier harvest" --
which satisfies them, but I don't know if that's true or not. I made it up.
Anyone know if my guess is correct as to the reason?
Margaret in BC
At 05:34 AM 18/06/06, wrote:
>In a message dated 6/18/2006 8:31:11 AM Eastern Standard Time, WFlem72706
>Ontario - Celebration of first Thanksgiving Day in Upper Canada:
>from Americans in War of 1812.