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This weekend is Thanksgiving. For our non Canadian readers, Thanksgiving is on the second Monday in October and is an annual Canadian holiday to give thanks at the close of the harvest season.
Though the holiday is not as big a celebration in Canada as it is in the U.S., where Thanksgiving is the year's biggest holiday occasion. It is a popular time for Canadians to gather with family, it is also often a time for weekend getaways.
I thought it would be of interest, given the family element to the weekend, to show you 3 popular family themed presents.
Oh yes. For our Canadian readers, happy Thanksgiving !.
For those who are interested
Thanksgiving corresponds to the English and European Harvest festival, with churches decorated with cornucopias, pumpkins, corn, wheat sheaves, and other harvest bounty.
Many people use the three-day Thanksgiving weekend to visit family or friends who live far away, or to receive them in their own homes. Many people also prepare a special meal to eat at some point during the long weekend. Traditionally, this included roast turkey and seasonal produce, such as pumpkin, corn ears and pecan nuts.
The Thanksgiving weekend is also a popular time to take a short autumn vacation. This may be the last chance in a while for some people to use cottages or holiday homes before winter sets in. Other popular activities include: outdoor breaks to admire the spectacular colors of the Canadian autumn; hiking; and fishing. Fans of the teams in the Canadian Football League may spend part of the weekend watching the Thanksgiving Day Classic matches.
And it's not just a European thing.
Canada's First Nations and Native Americans throughout the Americas, including the Pueblo, Cherokee, Cree and many others organized harvest festivals, ceremonial dances, and other celebrations of thanks for centuries before the arrival of Europeans in North America.
I hope you find this of interest. Let us know if you have any questions, click on the images to see more details.
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