Thanksgiving in Nunavut in 2019

Thanksgiving in Nunavut in 2019
  How long until Thanksgiving?
This holiday next takes place in 21 days.
  Dates of Thanksgiving in Nunavut
2021 Mon, Oct 11Regional Holiday
2020 Mon, Oct 12Regional Holiday
2019 Mon, Oct 14Regional Holiday
2018 Mon, Oct 8Regional Holiday
2017 Mon, Oct 9Regional Holiday
Celebrated on the Second Monday in October and statutory, except in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

When is Canadian Thanksgiving?

Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October and is a statutory holiday, except in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

In Nova Scotia, Thanksgiving is a Designated Retail Closing Day. This means under the Retail Business Designated Day Closing Act, some retail businesses are prohibited from opening, but it is not a paid holiday.

Traditions of Canadian Thanksgiving

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.

Today, it is celebrated by gathering with loved ones and preparing the Thanksgiving Day meal, which usually includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and many other dishes.

In the regions where Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated, most government offices will be closed and so will many local amenities. Public transport is likely to run on a holiday or Sunday schedule. Banks will be closed along with the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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