Thursday, November 22, 2007

We missed canadian turkeys...

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada.

In Canada, Thanksgiving is a three day weekend (although some provinces observe a four day weekend, Friday–Monday[citation needed]). Traditional Thanksgiving meals prominently feature turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes, though Canada's multicultural heritage has seen some families infuse this traditional meal with elements of their traditional ethnic foods. Many Canadians also consume pumpkin pie after their meal.
As a liturgical festival, the Canadian Thanksgiving corresponds to the European harvest festival, during which churches are adorned with cornucopias, pumpkins, corn, wheat sheaves and other harvest bounty. English and other European harvest hymns are customarily sung on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, along with scriptural lections derived from biblical stories relating to the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot.

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