History and Origin of Canadian Thanksgiving
In Canada Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest. The harvest season falls earlier in
The history of Thanksgiving in
At the same time, French settlers, having crossed the ocean and arrived in
After the Seven Year's War ended in 1763, the citizens of
During the American Revolution, Americans who remained loyal to
Eventually in 1879, Parliament declared November 6th a day of Thanksgiving and a national holiday. Over the years many dates were used for Thanksgiving, the most popular was the 3rd Monday in October. After World War I, both Armistice Day and Thanksgiving were celebrated on the Monday of the week in which November 11th occurred. Ten years later, in 1931, the two days became separate holidays and Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day.
"A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which