Thanksgiving Day (Canada)

Thanksgiving Day is a public holiday in most provinces and territories in Canada, and it is observed on the second Monday in October.

Thanksgiving Day celebrates the successful harvest and all the blessings from the last year. People get together with families and friends to enjoy traditional food, including roasted turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. For many families, the turkey leftovers may last several days to use up.

In the early years, when people from Europeans landed on the new land, they prayed the blessings such as a safe journey, abundant harvests, and even military victories. The prayer day gradually became Thanksgiving Day. Although many churches still provide special services, Thanksgiving Day has gradually moved away from its religious roots and become a holiday for all people with various backgrounds.

Schools, government departments, and many businesses are closed during the holiday, and many people have the day off to spend time with families.

The following is the list of Thanksgiving Day in Canada from 2022 to 2026.

Thanksgiving DayOct 10, 2022Monday
Thanksgiving DayOct 09, 2023Monday
Thanksgiving DayOct 14, 2024Monday
Thanksgiving DayOct 13, 2025Monday
Thanksgiving DayOct 12, 2026Monday

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