We’re deep into autumn now, so I’m going to throw out a little-known fact for all you Americans. Up here, in the wilds of Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, and it’s not because we don’t know how to read a calendar.
Until the late 1800s, Canadian Thanksgiving was a semi-regular occurrence, mostly used to give thanks for a specific event, at any time of year. In 1879 Thanksgiving became an annual event, set for a random Thursday in November. That date changed several times until 1957, a year close to my heart, when Thanksgiving was officially declared to be the second Monday in October. Continue reading “Someday You’ll Thank Me For This.”