Canadian Thanksgiving 2019 Date
Canadian Thanksgiving 2019 Date – 2019 Monday October 14th.
Canadian Thanksgiving 2019 History
Thanksgiving Day in Canada has been a holiday on the second Monday of October since 1957.Thanksgiving (French: Action de grâce), or Thanksgiving Day is an annual Canadian holiday.
Long before Europeans settled in North America, festivals of thanks and celebrations of harvest took place in Europe in the month of October. The very first Thanksgiving celebration in North America took place in 1578 in Canada when Martin Frobisher, an explorer from England. in search of the Northwest Passage.
On Thanksgiving, Canadians give thanks for a successful year and harvest.
The Thanksgiving holiday tradition in Canada dates back to when the English explorer, Martin Frobisher, came upon the land we now know as Canada while searching for a Northern passage to the Orient.
When Frobisher settled in Canada, he held a formal ceremony where he gave thanks for surviving the long journey.
Thanksgiving became a nationally recognised holiday in Canada in 1879.
In the regions where Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated, most government offices will be closed and so will many local amenities. The origins of Canadian Thanksgiving are more closely connected to the traditions of Europe than of the United States. Long before Europeans settled in North America, festivals of thanks and celebrations of harvest took place in Europe in the month of October. The very first Thanksgiving celebration in North America took place in 1578 in Canada when Martin Frobisher, an explorer from England. in search of the Northwest Passage. He wanted to give thanks for his safe arrival to the New World. That means the first Thanksgiving in Canada was celebrated 43 years before the pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts!
Canadian Thanksgiving 2019 Greetings & Wishes:
For a few hundred years, Thanksgiving was celebrated in either late October or early November, before it was declared a national holiday in 1879. It was then, that November 6th was set aside as the official Thanksgiving holiday. But then on January 31st, 1957, Canadian Parliament announced that on the second Monday in October, Thanksgiving would be “a day of general thanksgiving to almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed.” Thanksgiving was moved to the second Monday in October because after the World Wars, Remembrance Day (November 11th) and Thanksgiving kept falling in the same week. This year Canadian Thanksgiving is October 8th, 2018!
Thanksgiving celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year