Why is Thanksgiving celebrated in Canada in October instead of November?
When did the Mayflower (or why did the Mayflower, if it did, go to Canada in Oct?)
- JuanBLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The question that makes more sense is why the US celebrates Thanksgiving in November and not October. Canada celebrated Thanksgiving 14 years before the US, and we set a permanent date before the US too. Part of our permanent date has to do with an earlier harvest for being farther north.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It has nothing to do with the Mayflower. Thanksgiving is the harvest festival. Because Canada is farther north than the United States, the harvest there takes place earlier, as does the Thanksgiving festival.
- heimanLv 43 years ago
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- fatsausageLv 71 decade ago
Thanksgivimg is a celebration of the Harvest. In Canada, it is most appropriate to that in October.
It is very strange thet the USA have it so late and that they have never learnt how to cook Roast Turkey and they serve the most awful tasting Pumpkin Pie!!
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- 1 decade ago
The Canadian Thanksgiving has no relation to the US Thanksgiving Day celebration, in its origin.
It started out in April in Canada to celebrate the prince of Wales return to good health. It was later dropped, then started again.
It has been celebrated in conjunction with Armistice Day in November, also. But the Canadian government changed it to the second Monday in October.
- Cherry_BlossomLv 51 decade ago
Because the world does not revolve around the USA, I suppose you thought the Americans invented Xmas too. We celebrate the harvest. I wish the US education system would teach people to think outside the box.