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Why does Canada and the United States celebrate Thanksgiving so far apart from each other?

Let's learn more about the holiday differences!

The first Thanksgiving held in North America was held in present-day Canada in 1578.

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Craig Baird
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Martin Frobisher and his crew gave thanks for their safe arrival to North America.
The location of the Thanksgiving is given as either Newfoundland, on a ship in the Arctic or in the Davis Strait.

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Nearly 50 years later on Nov. 14, 1606, Samuel de Champlain and the inhabitants of New France held a thanksgiving feast with the Mi'kmaq. It was here the Mi'kmaq introduced the French to cranberries. The French called them petites pommes rouges (little red apples).

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In 1621, the Pilgrims and Indigenous Peoples in the present-day United States held their Thanksgiving.
On Oct. 3, 1789, President George Washington declared that Thanksgiving would be held on Nov. 26.
Then from 1815 to 1862 it was held on April 13.

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Finally, in 1863, Americans set Thanksgiving as the fourth Thursday in November.

In Canada, the holiday moved around a bit during our history. In 1879, Thanksgiving was made a holiday, held on Nov. 6. Then for a time it was held on the same day as Remembrance Day.

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In 1957, it was moved to the second Monday of October, where it remains.

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Connie Eyer
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Those outfits wouldn’t keep anyone warm in Canadian fall weather🥶
09:50 AM - Nov 26, 2023
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Rebecca
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Really interesting. Thanks for posting.
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