While Canada and the United States share many holidays – including Christmas and Labour Day – Canadian and American Thanksgivings are held almost two months apart.
Canadian Thanksgiving takes place on the second Monday in October, while American Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November. Canada’s celebration has often been credited to it getting colder the further north you go – and therefore having an earlier harvest.
In both countries Thanksgiving is a time to get together with family. In the U.S. the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the busiest travel day of the year. Some Canadians use the 3-day holiday for a weekend getaway.
|Thanksgiving in America||Thanksgiving in Canada|
|Date of celebration||4th Thursday in November||2nd Monday in October|
|Weekend||Four day weekend (Thursday – Sunday)||Three day weekend (Saturday – Monday)|
|Significance||Thankful for God’s bounty and the generosity of Native Americans||Thank God for a good harvest|
|National Holiday||Yes — Thanksgiving is observed in all 50 states in the U.S.||No — optional in Atlantic Canada (NL, NS, NB, PEI)|
|Origins||Thanksgiving was founded as a religious observance for all the members of the community to give thanks to God for a common purpose. Historic reasons for community thanksgivings are: the 1541 thanksgiving mass after the expedition of Francisco Vásque.||What started out as a religious feast about giving thanks for a bountiful harvest, has evolved into one of the most important weekends on the Canadian calendar.|
Both Canada and the United States hold Thanksgiving as a noteworthy national holiday that occurs in the autumn, and in both countries, many people consider it to be an important time for families to gather and enjoy a meal together
While the features of a Thanksgiving meal are very similar between the two countries—with turkey being the main dish, accompanied by stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, other fall vegetables, and pumpkin pie—there are some differences in flavor and preparation
Thanksgiving maybe just one day, but the warmth and joy stay with us all throughout the year. This Thanksgiving card is a special reminder of that sentiment. There are alot of Happy Thanksgiving Cards like turkey card, orange pumpkins and corn; The Best Meal, autumn leaf, an adorable owl wearing a traditional pilgrim’s hat to wishing a Happy Thanksgiving’s day.
- Turkey symbol
Can you smell the turkey roasting? Is your mouth watering for a piece of pumpkin pie? Do you have an irresistible urge to wear a pilgrim’s hat? Turkey’s Thanksgiving card is perfect for friends, family or co-workers.
- A big and best Meal
When we think Thanksgiving, we think family, friends and food! We gather around the table to fill our hearts with gratitude, and our bellies with goodness.
No Thanksgiving is complete without a few fabulous pies! A wonderful greeting card showcases pumpkin pie with whipped cream, apple pie with a crumble topping, and pecan pie.
- Orange pumpkins and corn
It’s a thoughtful way to say “Happy Thanksgiving.”The message is short but heartfelt, which makes it the perfect greeting for sending to family, friends, co-workers, anyone you want to know how thankful you are for the person.
- Autumn leaf
Send warm wishes this holiday season with a crisp, autumn leaf Thanksgiving card. The crunch of red and yellow leaves underfoot and the chill in the air, remind us of the beauty in the changing season. This Thanksgiving card expresses sincere thanks of the heart.
- Adorable owl
An adorable owl wearing a traditional pilgrim’s hat is the message that expresses how thankful you are for the people in your life. After all, on this special holiday, we are supposed to be thankful!
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Reference: diffen.com; globalnews.ca; theculturetrip.com, holidaycardsapp.com