Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Discussion in 'Turkey Day' started by Ahorsesoul, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Wishing all the people in Canada a Happy Thanksgiving this weekend.
    What are you doing?
  2. FrostyShimmer

    FrostyShimmer Well-Known Member

    I love thanksgiving, even though it's been so warm this fall it hardly feels like it's time yet.
    We're going to a pumpkin patch and a corn maze this weekend, then having family over for turkey dinner with all the trimmings. I'm making pumpkin pie and apple pie.
  3. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    We don't really celebrate Thanksgiving here but it is a long weekend and in our town there is a small White-Geese festival. I'm having family over for the weekend to spend some time at the festival.
  4. girlsinmo

    girlsinmo Active Member

    Have fun Lucie & FS at your Canadian Thanksgiving festivities :)
  5. tanya

    tanya Well-Known Member

    Thanksgiving is not celebrated in Australia so apart from lots of things to do with turkey and pumpkin... I don't really know much about it. I hope that everyone has a wonderful time just being with family and friends.
  6. scn

    scn Member

    Happy Thanksgiving Enjoy your day
  7. Little Elf

    Little Elf New Member

    Not sure if we will be having guests or not. I tend to find out last minute. I personally hope this year it will just be the family and have a quiet Thanksgiving for a change. (Because every year we have at least 6 other people come last minute.)
  8. happy2bme

    happy2bme Well-Known Member

    My kids are going to visit their grandparents and will be gone Sunday and Monday.

    I am not sure if they are going to have a turkey dinner or not. I might cook one for when they get home Monday night.
  9. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    Hoping all of you Canadian friends celebrate it however makes you happy!!
  10. Snowey

    Snowey Active Member

    We are invited to DH's nieces house, the first time we have celebrated a Canadian thanksgiving in over ten years ! I am making corn casserole and SIL is making a trifle !! It will be nice to be with family :)
  11. FrostyShimmer

    FrostyShimmer Well-Known Member

    Luludou - Is Thanksgiving not a big deal in all of Quebec, or just your area?

    I'd say it's pretty big in the Maritimes.....we have quite a few friends travelling home from Ontario to celebrate with family here. DH's family is from Newfoundland and always used to do a jiggs dinner. I miss that.
  12. halimer

    halimer Well-Known Member

    Wishing you all fun, food, family and friends for Thanksgiving!
  13. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    FS - it's the same in the whole province.. not a big deal
  14. happy2bme

    happy2bme Well-Known Member

    Nancy - I am so happy that you will be with family for Thanksgiving - have a wonderful time.

    I was at the grocery store this morning and got a few goodies for me while the kids are away visiting the grandparents.

    I may even have a pizza delivered - how decadent.
  15. HouseElf

    HouseElf Well-Known Member

    Loving this weekend! Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday here. :turkey2:

    Home from the pumpkin patch - picked two pig pumpkins - now sitting very pretty on the porch. Our Turkey is 'resting' in the fridge and a few squash from the farm are roasting in the oven :)

    Tomorrow I will bake the pies, and prepare most dishes ahead of time - just leaving the turkey and the potatoes till Monday to cook.

    My husband has requested just us for Thanksgiving dinner (and Christmas) this year - so it will be a wonderfully relaxed time!

    We will eat Monday afternoon, around 'normal' dinner hour. We plan on going for a walk along the canal - it's beautiful weather right now, and after dinner playing some board games as we 'make room' for pie!

    Happy Happy Thanksgiving!
  16. happy2bme

    happy2bme Well-Known Member

    Your Thanksgiving plans sound wonderful.

    I hope you and your family have a really great day.
  17. teachermomof2

    teachermomof2 Santa's Elves

    Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating! Everyone's plans sound great!
  18. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.

    HouseElf, I have been to Ontario and I think that the canal is beautiful. Enjoy your walk and your weekend.

    It sounds like you are all going to have a lovely weekend with family, friends and good food. Enjoy.
  19. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone. Here's a survey the local new station did and the results.

    L'Action de grâce signifie quoi pour vous? (What does Thanksgiving mean to you)

    Une fête familiale (Family holiday) 12%
    Un week-end de 3 jours (3 day weekend) 50%
    Rien en particulier (nothing in particular) 39%
    Nombre de votes : 3093 (Number of votes)

    So it is like I said mainly a 3-day weekend
  20. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member


    I am curious as to the history behind the Canadian Thanksgiving.

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