So you’re probably asking yourself, “if Canadian and American thanksgiving are unrelated, why do they share the same customs?”. The reason is that during the American Revolution, Americans who were still loyal to England (fled) moved to Canada. Along with their “move”, they brought along their American thanksgiving customs and practices. Thank god, because I really like pumpkin pie!
The actual day that Thanksgiving was celebrated changed quite a bit throughout history, but it wasn’t until 1957 that Canadian Parliament officially declared that Thanksgiving was to be celebrated on the second monday in October.
Having said all that HAPPY CANADIAN THANKSGIVING!