Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving Weekend

"Offer unto God thanksgiving;
and pay thy vows unto the most high"

~ Psalms 50:14

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.

In 1957, Parliament announced that on the second Monday in October that Thanksgiving would be "a day of general thanksgiving to almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed."