Thanksgiving in Canada

Autumnal Abundance Cornucopia

On October 11th, Canada will be celebrating their Thanksgiving Day as they do on every second Monday in October. Thanksgiving in Canada differs than Thanksgiving in the US. Unlike the American tradition of remembering Pilgrims and settling in the New World, Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest. The harvest season falls earlier in Canada compared to the United States simply because Canada is further north.

Thanksgiving Day in Canada is a holiday where friends and family gather to enjoy festive meals traditionally including roast turkey, and seasonal produce, such as pumpkin, corn ears, and pecan nuts but no way limited to these items.

A common image seen during this holiday weekend and Thanksgiving Day in Canada is a cornucopia, or horn, filled with seasonal fruit and vegetables. This represents the “Horn of Plenty”, which was a symbol of bounty and plenty in ancient Greece. Turkeys, pumpkins, ears of corn, and large displays of food are also used to symbolize Thanksgiving Day. Dining room tables are accented with flowers, and often times you will find seasonal fall flowers in cornucopias to bring even more color and beauty to the holiday symbol.

If you have family or friends who reside in Canada, help them celebrate this holiday season with a gift of beautiful fall flowers to help accent their homes and bring leave behind a little love.