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Old 10-14-2016, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Kanada 🍁
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Yes Thanksgiving was great No leftovers for me this time around I was invited to someone's home. That would be great if you would share your recipe in the food recipe section
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Thanksgiving is THE holiday in the US. Christmas is more of an afterthought. The big meals etc. that we used to do as Christmas dinner, for the most part aren't done here. Turkey is thanksgiving and a month later Christmas is usually a ham, or here in Texas, a smoked brisket. Thanksgiving is for family, Christmas is for stuff.
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:24 PM
 
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I hope you had a good turkey day Alm
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Kanada 🍁
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Yes Dude 3 days in a row marching from home to home and feast away
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Old 10-16-2016, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I find that Americans who are aware that Canadian Thanksgiving is in October tend to overestimate its importance in Canada a bit. And that's why we get all of these good wishes from Americans for this day.


Yes, it is "marked" by most people with a family dinner, but for having spent Thanksgiving in the U.S. it's nowhere near as big a deal.


Others will correct me if I am wrong but it's about the same as Mother's Day and Father's Day in Canada. Behind Christmas and behind Easter even.


Which is a far cry from what it is in the U.S., where it almost seems like it rivals Christmas.


Again, this is just my observation.
I have been wondering about this as well how important Thanksgiving is in Canada. From the Canadians I know and the Canadian media I follow, it doesn't seem to be as important up there as Thanksgiving is in the States. It doesn't seem like Canada has the special/traditional sporting events or parades to mark the day like the US does (to my knowledge at least).

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Thanksgiving is THE holiday in the US. Christmas is more of an afterthought. The big meals etc. that we used to do as Christmas dinner, for the most part aren't done here. Turkey is thanksgiving and a month later Christmas is usually a ham, or here in Texas, a smoked brisket. Thanksgiving is for family, Christmas is for stuff.
Maybe it's different since you're in Texas, but big meals are still part of the norm for Christmas (especially Christmas Eve) in my part of the country. I have seen a few people on City Data claim the Northern US makes a bigger deal about Christmas than the South though.
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